Nerine 'Mr John'
Nerine 'Mr John'
Nerine 'Mr John'
Nerine 'Mr John'

Nerine 'Mr John'

"Guernsey lily"

Nerine 'Mr John'

3 bulbs — £6.19

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Autumn can be a tricky time for the flower garden as summer bulbs and perennials give their last gasp and stop flowering in preparation for the winter. But nerines like 'Mr John' are there to liven up your garden and flower arrangements. Most nerines (also known as Guernsey lily) are candy pink, but Nerine 'Mr John' is an improved variety with deep magenta blooms that really stand out from the crowd!

Try this very special plant in containers or in a sunny spot with well-drained soil and remember to plant your bulbs in groups for maximum wow-factor. Try combining Nerine companion 'Mr John' with white Nerine bowdenii 'Alba' for stand-out contrast, or simply enjoy it on its own. If you live in a cold area, lift and store your Nerine 'Mr John' bulbs during dormancy, but in milder areas, you can simply leave your bulbs in place all year round.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Nerine bowdenii 'Companion Mr John'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    25 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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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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