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Nerine bowdenii

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Nerine bowdenii. This species produces sturdy stem about 60 cm that bears up to 12 pink blooms in the autumn, they are clustered in terminal umbels above bright green stems which grow to reach from 1 to 2ft. The leaves are low-growing bright green and strap-like.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Herbaceous or Bulb

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Rock garden, container, walls

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

You can plant the bulbs in well-drained, sandy soil in a sunny position. They are poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed when fresh or divide offsets in the autumn or when the leaves die down.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts slugs

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