- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- RHS Recommended
- Award of Garden Merit
- Flowering Height
- 45-60 cm
- Bulb Size
- 12/+ cm
- Pinks & Pastels
Nerine Bowdenii Isabel
Nerine Bowdenii ‘Isabel’ is a delicious shade of intense, raspberry sorbet pink, offering an irresistible treat for late autumn. As the rest of the garden slows down, Nerines pick up their pace and burst into life for a glorious close to the season. Hailing from South Africa, these sun-lovers will provide the most floriferous show when planted in a south-facing location on well-drained soil. The ‘Bowdenii’ varieties are the hardiest Nerines, able to thrive in our British climate. These blooms boast an impressive vase-life, and their berry hues will prove an equally welcome addition to floral arrangements for your home.
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.