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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Nerine bowdenii may take a year or two to bulk up but once it feels at home, it will flourish.
Nerines need plenty of heat in early summer while they are dormant.
Nerines, often known as Guernsey lilies, are sought after by florists, for bridalwork.
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.
Breathe life back into borders with Nerine Bowdenii.
Despite its appearance, Nerine bowdenii is fairly tough and capable of withstanding freezing temperatures.
Nerine bowendii is the hardiest of the species and is a beautiful autumn flowering bulb, which will lift all beds and borders at this time of year.
NERINE BOWDENII: 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 Guernsey Lily (nerine) bulbs outside in a warm sunny border or pot.