Watsonia coccinea

Common Name:
Bugle lily
Plant Type:
Cormous perennial
Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1 foot high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Deep pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
drought tolerant
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
This is a typical watsonia, with leaves up to 1 foot high and stems to 18 inches. The flowers appear in late winter and early spring. They have long tubes and are up to 2 inches wide at the tips, colored a bright dark pink. Hardy to about 20 deg.F., possibly less.