Nerine bowdenii
Nerine bowdenii
Nerine bowdenii
Nerine bowdenii
Nerine bowdenii

Nerine bowdenii

"Guernsey lily"

Nerine bowdenii

5 bulbs — £5.75

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Description

A delightful flower to brighten up your late summer garden and continue right into the autumn is Nerine bowdenii, also called 'Bowden Lily' or 'Guernsey Lily'. This pretty pink thin-petalled flower starts flowering just when the rest of your plants are starting to shut down for winter. The delicate spider-like blooms of Nerine bowdenii, originally from the mountainous area of South Africa, are hardy enough to take on northern climates, but still like to be planted in sunny areas, and need protection during the winter.

Gracy knows
"Nerine bowdenii plants do best if grown in clumps and it may take a couple of seasons to really develop and start blooming profusely. It’s worth the wait!"

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Nerine bowdenii

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    14/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    25 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

    Nerines in 60 seconds

    Late-flowering nerines are easy to grow and highly rewarding. Each bulb produces multiple long, slender stems topped with large rounded clusters of exquisite lily-like flowers, injecting much-needed fresh colour into the garden just as other flowers are starting to fade.

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