Nerine bowdenii 'Ella K'

1 bulb £3.99
available to order from winter 2021
3 bulbs £9.99
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Nerine bowdenii 'Ella K' nerine bulb: Elegant autumn flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: September to November
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)
  • Bulb size: 12/14

    The spidery white flowers form in clusters around the top of the tall stems in autumn. Tolerant of low temperatures provided they are not too wet, they originate from South Africa so will be happiest in a freely draining soil where they can bake in full sun. They flower best when they are congested, so will work well in pots and containers.

  • Garden care: Plant shallowly outside with their neck just above the surface of the soil at 10-15cm intervals from April onwards. They are happiest in a dense clump, so once planted avoid disturbing the roots and only lift and divide them when they have outgrown their allotted space. In colder regions, plant in pots and overwinter in a cool greenhouse.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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Notes on Nerine bowdenii 'Ella K'

"Plant nerine bulbs in April and they will flower in late-autumn. Garden forms are listed under the name Nerine bowdenii. These are South African, despite their common name of Guernsey Lily, and they need good light and warmth. "

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I have recently bought some nerines which I want to grow in pots. When should I pot them up and when should I start watering them. Have done lots of research on line but opinions seem to differ. Many thanks for any advice. Anne


Hello there Yes opinions can vary but we say to plant them shallowly, in a free draining compost, with their neck just above the surface of the soil. Then keep them somewhere protected from frosts like a greenhouse until you can stand them outside. I would water them when planted, then wait until they start growing (unless it gets very dry) then you need to water well once they start to grow. Hope this helps

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