- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Flowering Height
- 45-60 cm
- Bulb Size
- 12 cm
See out the end of the growing season in style, with our stunning ‘Nerine Mix’. This collection combines Bowdenii ‘Amandi’, ‘Isabel’ and ‘White’ for a harmonious blend of luscious magenta, soft pastel pink and crisp white. Originating from South Africa, Nerines are commonly called ‘Guernsey Lilies’ as they can also be found thriving on the island there, reputedly washed up from a shipwreck. Emulate the breath-taking swathes of wild blooms by planting this mix in drifts amongst herbaceous borders, and in abundant groupings in containers. These ‘Bowdenii’ varieties are some of the hardiest Nerines, providing a superb finale to autumn 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.