Nerine bowdenii 'Alba'
Nerine bowdenii 'Alba'
Nerine bowdenii 'Alba'
Nerine bowdenii 'Alba'

Nerine bowdenii 'Alba'

"White guernsey lily"

Nerine bowdenii 'Alba'

5 bulbs — £7.75

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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Description

Strange but true: the plant genus nerine only occurs in Southern Africa, and nowhere else in the world – unless you plant it in your garden. You’ll certainly want to! Although most nerines are pink, Nerine bowdenii 'Alba' bucks the system, giving you white blooms that would be rare, even in their country of origin. The pure white blooms with their intricately ruffled petals are Instagram-ready, so hone your photography skills while you wait for your plants to produce those prized blooms.

Difficult to grow? No! Nerine bowdenii 'Alba' (also known as the white Guernsey Lily) are easy-going, drought, pest, and disease-resistant darlings, and unless your soil actually freezes in winter, they’ll be perfectly happy left in place after their autumn flowering season. Rare and unusual? Definitely! That’s one of the reasons why you shop with us.

Gracy knows
"Nerine bowdenii 'Alba' 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 'Alba'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • 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

  • 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

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