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- 40-60 cm
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- Pinks & Pastels
Nerine Bowdenii Amandi
The genus name ‘Nerine’ refers to ‘Nereids’ – nymphs of Greek mythology – and Nerine Bowdenii ‘Amandi’ is fittingly fairy-like in its delicacy and charm. With wavy, sugar-plum petals swept back like wings, the dancing blooms are an enchanting sight late in the season. Perched on slender stems, the pretty pink flowers bring a lightness and freshness to the usual browns of an autumnal display. Ribbon-like foliage provides lush greenery and subtly fades just in time for the blooms to take the limelight. Plant Nerine bulbs in a sunny position, and they will reward you with an increasingly prolific display year after year.
Nerines can be grown in pots or in the ground. Either way, a sunny location is necessary for these autumn flowering bulbs, ideally against a south-facing wall.
Plant the bulbs in spring 10cm apart into well-drained, fertile soil. Ensure the neck of each bulb sits just above the surface of your soil as this will promote flourishing blooms.
For container planting, use an equal mix of loam based potting compost and multi-purpose compost.
Delicate, lily-like blooms are produced in abundance during September and October. Excellent for cutting.
In colder regions, mulch the area around your plants after flowering to provide winter protection.
Nerines resent root disturbance, so try not to move them once settled. Only lift and divide after several years if flowering begins to diminish.