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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Nerines like sun and shelter, so are ideally placed against a sunny wall.
The later-flowering Nerine undulata can also be grown in British gardens, but in cold regions it needs the warmth and shelter of a conservatory or porch to thrive, so are best grown in pots of John Innes No2 potting compost.
Nerines add a splash of colour |to dull and drab autumn gardens
NERINES, often referred to as Guernsey Lily, are a robust perennial with bright strap-shaped leaves up to 30cms long.
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 bulbs Plant autumnflowering nerine bowdenii, right, outside in a warm sunny position, such as the base of a south-facing wall.
NERINE BOWDENI | Nerines are some of the most showstopping flowers we can grow to grace the autumn garden, wearing fluorescent pinks and incandescent corals in showy silks and sexy satins.
Plant autumn-flowering bulbs including Nerine bowdenii and colchicums.
Easy bulbs like freesia, ixia, watsonia or nerine are developed in Mediterranean climates and will come back year after year and require almost no care.
THE Nerine Nursery at Brookend House, Welland, Worcestershire, is opening in aid of The National Gardens Scheme next Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.
Veteran actor William Shatner, who made his name as James T Kirk in the 1960s sci-fi favourite, is getting married 18 months after his last wife Nerine died in a bizarre swimming pool accident.
Shatner, better known as the Enterprise's Captain Kirk, used to come to this very spot on the Big Island to relax and share time with his wife, Nerine.