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Nerine bowdenii 'Kathleen Pollock'


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


Nerine bowdenii 'Kathleen Pollock'

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. They are South African bulbs, widely planted in warmer regions for their late display of rich pink flowers. Nerine bowdenii ‘Kathleen Pollock’ has striking red flowers. It works well in a mixed herbaceous border and makes an excellent cut flower.

For best results grow Nerine bowdenii ‘Kathleen Pollock’ 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

Cultivar: Bowds Red

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 40cm

Spread: 20cm

Flowering period: August to September

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