Nerine sarniensis
Nerine sarniensis
Nerine sarniensis
Nerine sarniensis

Nerine sarniensis
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"Red Guernsey Lily"

SIZE 12/+

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hand packed in paper bags

Hardy throughout the UK

Almost any species of nerine will make a charming addition to your garden with loads of rarity value and superb blooms, but of all the species within this very unique genus, Nerine sarniensies takes the crown. Whereas most nerines are subtle and delicate-looking, Nerine sarniensies (or Guernsey Lily) refuses to be overlooked. Tall umbels with up to 15 flowers rise from the handsome, strap-like foliage, flaunting their curly, glittering petals in a striking display of intense colour!

The plant has a colourful history too. For many years, people believed that it naturally came from Guernsey, but it is a South African plant with a very limited distribution, and nobody is quite sure how it became a Guernsey specialty. Some say it was washed ashore after a shipwreck more than three hundred years ago, but this may merely be a legend. South African horticulturists are green with envy at Farmer Gracy’s nerine bulb find. In its country of origin, growers struggle to find viable seed and must wait for years to obtain a flowering-size Nerine sarniensies bulb. But UK gardeners can now can simply plant them and enjoy those blooms.




50-60 cm / 20-24"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Nerine sarniensis

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:






  • Plant your nerine bulbs straight outside during mid-late spring in free-draining soil
  • Grow in borders or containers in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant shallowly with top of the bulb exposed
  • Space the bulbs about 10-15cm apart
  • Plant with the pointed side facing upwards
  • Water-in after planting

    Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2022
    You can expect your order in March 2022
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2022
    You can expect your order in April 2022
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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