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Nerine bowdenii

Nerine

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  • Botanical name: Nerine bowdenii
  • Common name: Nerine
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Nerines are South African bulbs, widely planted in warmer regions for their late display of rich pink flowers. They work well in a mixed herbaceous border and make an excellent cut flower. They bear striking sprays of lily-like flowers with recurved petals on erect leafless stems. Strap shaped foliage develops in spring and grows into clumps over time. 

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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. 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.

How to grow Nerine bowdenii

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Nerine bowdenii and wildlife

Nerine bowdenii has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Nerine bowdenii poisonous?

Nerine bowdenii has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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