The Watsonia is yet another S African native that has successfully migrated across the Indian Ocean to my home State. (And is also another one classified as a ‘weed’ here).
It is an annual and dies off in Summer but regrows from new bulbs each Spring . It has large long sword-like leaves (as do many members of the Iris Family) and tall (over 6ft/1.8m) flower stems that can produce a dozen or more flowers per stem from a single bulb.
The local Honey-eaters love them and can seem quite comical if three or more birds try to land on the one stem at the same time as the stalk makes a slow bend to the horizontal which then flings back upright as a bird flies off giving the remaining one a ‘slingshot’ 🙂