NERINE bowdenii “The Guernsey Lily”

£4.99
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NERINE bowdenii “The Guernsey Lily”

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Price: £4.99
Product Code: NERM85
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Most nerines are tender greenhouse bulbs, but N. bowdenii is the nearest to being hardy, and well worth planting outdoors in a warm sunny border. It is a breathtaking plant, especially on a dull autumn day, with its tall stems, terminated by a loose umbel of five to 10 trumpet-shaped, shocking-pink flowers, it must surely be one the most exotic of autumn-flowering bulbs. Each flower has six narrow perianths with flamboyant wavy edges, which in certain lights appear to have been sprinkled with gold and their faint musky scent carries on the autumn breeze. It flowers outdoors from September to early November, depending on temperature and site, on stems 12-20” tall. The flowers are long-lasting in the garden and keep going when cut for indoor decoration. The strap-like leaves emerge after flowering and generally survive the winter undamaged. For many years it was thought that nerines came from Japan, but in fact the are native to the Drakensberg mountains region of South Africa. The plant is named after Cornish Bowden who first brought the bulbs to Britain in 1903. Established bulbs gradually become overcrowded and force their way to the surface, an indication that division may be needed in late summer. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

PACK 2 BULBS

SIZE 14+

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