- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- RHS Recommended
- Award of Garden Merit
- Flowering Height
- 45-60 cm
- Bulb Size
- 12/+ cm
- Whites & Creams
Nerine Bowdenii Bianca Perla
With white blooms shimmering like precious pearls, Nerine Bowdenii ‘Bianca Perla’ bursts into life as the rest of the garden begins to tire. Valiantly flowering up until the end of October and often beyond, these gems will revitalise your display through the final mild days of autumn. Held in umbels like twinkling chandeliers, the crinkled petals curve backwards to reveal elegantly sweeping stamens. This sophisticated variety shines when planted in swathes amongst herbaceous borders and jam-packed into pots for the patio. The refined, long stems also provide outstanding, long-lasting cut flowers for your home, where you can appreciate their graceful poise at close hand.
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.