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Nerine bowdenii

Plant type: Bulb

RHS Award of Garden Merit
Availability : available now
Nerine bowdenii is a robust autumn-flowering bulb that in the right conditions will thrive to produce an impressive display at a time of year when colour can be lacking. This is the hardiest of all the Nerines. It originates on moist mountainside slopes in South Africa in regions where the summers are moist and the winters are dry so to get the best results plant in a well-drained sunny position and give extra water during the summer. The leaves will appear from late spring and 12 to 18" flowers stems will appear in mid to late-autumn, each bearing 7 or more faintly-scented vivid-pink flowers with narrow, recurved petals. Rich soil at the base of a sunny wall is ideal - don't forget to add grit under the bulbs and apply a thick mulch in winter. The long, narrow bulbs should be planted with tips showing through the surface of the soil.
Our price: 4.00

Detailed Information
Height - 12-18" (30-45cm)
Spread - 6" (15cm)
Flowering Period - Sept/Oct
Trecanna Rating - 10
Hardiness - Fully Hardy in well drained soil with a winter mulch
Position - Full Sun or part-shade
Soil - Moisture retentive but well drained
Planting depth - Bulb tips should show through the surface of the soil
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