Nerine


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Nerine

 

a genus of bulbous plants of the family Amaryllidaceae. The leaves are linear and strap-shaped. The flowers are in umbels and have narrow perianthal leaflets that curve backward; they are raspberry, red, pink, or white. The fruit is a capsule and has large greenish seeds. There are about 30 species, distributed in tropical and southern Africa. Some species (N. bowdenii, N. sarniensis) and more than 300 hybrid varieties are grown in cool greenhouses as ornamentals. The plants blossom in autumn, before or during development of the leaves.

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It has scintillating shocking pink flowers and, as its name suggests, is head and shoulders above your average nerine in height.
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Nerines, often known as Guernsey lilies, are sought after by florists, for bridalwork.
Lily-like Nerine bowdenii originates from South Africa and likes a free-draining soil that is somewhere it can thrive in the sun.
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She was one of the few who could do it and do it well,'' said co-worker Nerine Hein.
The variety we supply Nerine Bowdenii has silvery pink blooms in late summer.
Some top autumn flowerers are Crinum macowanii, Scilla scilloides, Cyclamen hederifolium, Amaryllis belladonna, Leucojum autumnalei, Colchicum and Nerine.
Assorted pink and red flowers: Adair used five stems each of red roses, pink hyacinths, pink callas, pink nerine, red anemones, hot pink ranunculus, plus 15 small red tulips.
PLANT OF THE WEEK - Nerine IF you planted the bulbs of Nerine bowdenii in well-drained soil in spring, you should now be reaping the rewards with a riot of fresh pink flowers.
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Plant autumn-flowering bulbs including Nerine bowdenii and colchicums.