Orange Bugle Lily

Orange Bugle Lily is a showy South African species that blooms in late spring with tall spikes of orange, hummingbird-attracting flowers. Hardy in zones 8-10, where it may be planted in fall. In colder climates, plant in spring and use it in annual. Watsonia bulbs do well in containers as a showy accent plant.
Zones8 - 10
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring
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SizeBag of 5

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Watsonia 'Orange' is a showy South African species that blooms in late spring with tall spikes of orange, hummingbird attracting flowers. For zones 8-10, plant in rich, moister-retentive soil in full sun. In colder climates, Orange Bugle Lily bulbs are excellent for planting into annual containers as a showy accent plant.
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Common Name
Orange Bugle Lily
Botanical Name
Watsonia species Orange
8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
8-10 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 1-2" deep
Bloom Time
Late spring
Deer Resistant
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 8-10
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30"
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Item Package Size
Bag of 5
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Ideal Region
Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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