This cormous geophyte can reach up to 2m tall. The leaves are sword-shaped and 15-40mm wide. The flowers are found in elongated spikes with arctuate stamens (curved upward like a bow).
The genus Watsonia commemorates the eighteenth century English physician Sir William Watson
while Fourcadeiis named after Henri Georges Fourcade (1865-1948), French born South African forester, land surveyor, inventor and botanist.