Nerine bowdenii


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Nerine bowdenii

Plant details

Most nerines are tender greenhouse bulbs, but Nerine bowdenii is the nearest to being hardy, and well worth planting outdoors in a warm sunny border backed by the shelter of a wall. Nerines are South African bulbs, widely planted in warmer regions for their late display of rich pink flowers. It works well in a mixed herbaceous border and makes an excellent cut flower.

For best results grow Nerine bowdenii in well-drained soil in full sun, ideally sheltered by a south-or west-facing wall. Divide congested clumps in spring.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Nerine

Species: bowdenii

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Rose

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 45cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to divide plants: Spring

Reader reviews


Good EXCEPT FOR the contradictory information about when to divide, which is my main concern!

Is is Feb-March OR late summer, please?


i have bought nerine alba seed from ebay
how do i plant it?
am i wasting my time?


i have planted in pots in a frost free greenhouse about 2 weeks ago
now beginning of April
Help please

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