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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.
Nerine bowdenii is most common with bright rose pink flowers, Stefanie has white flowers, tinged pink, and N.
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Nerines add a splash of colour |to dull and drab autumn gardens
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.
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Flowering from late September through to November, Nerines are a striking addition to warm borders or a patio pot.
Divide and replant congested clumps of nerines that haven''t flowered well.
4 NERINES Beautiful, long stems with pink flowers from the end of summer right through autumn.
NERINES, often referred to as Guernsey Lily, are a robust perennial with bright strap-shaped leaves up to 30cms long.
Nerines like sun and shelter, so are ideally placed against a sunny wall.
Nerines need plenty of heat in early summer while they are dormant.