Watsonia lepida is a showy summer growing perennial up to 65cm. It has spikes of pink flowers in midsummer, occasionally up to July. The leaves have a prominent midrib.
It occurs naturally in high altitude grasslands in the Drakensberg area and is hardy, which is unusual for Watsonia. Many plants are solitary, although clumps have also been observed.
Watsonia lepida prefers sun and well drained soil. Mature corms can be left in the soil over winter, or they can be lifted in the autumn once the leaves have died down and replanted in spring.
It occurs naturally amongst grasses and that is the way it should be utilised in the built environment.