Nerine bowdenii 'Ostara'

1 bulb £3.99
available to order from winter 2020
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Nerine bowdenii 'Ostara' nerine bulb: Palest pink autumn blooms

  • 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+

    One of the hardier forms, this beautiful nerine should survive outside all year round in sheltered gardens, provided the soil is not too heavy and wet. Their ruffled, shell-pink flowers are a delight, and they appear very late in the season adding some much-needed colour. In colder areas, they are best grown in a pot, so they can be overwintered in a cool greenhouse.

  • 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 alloted space.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Notes on Nerine bowdenii 'Ostara'

"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."

Planted but disappeared

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Don't know what happened to these bulbs. Planted as instructed but they failed to grow.

What Katy planted

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Have planted nerines in a pot but pot is quite large. What can I plant in the same pot for spring/summer interest that likes the same conditions as nerines....don't want to rot the bulbs etc

plantnut

I would avoid overcrowding them, but you could plant either of the following to add a bit of summer colour... Erigeron https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/erigeron-karvinskianus/classid.2751/ Geranium https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/geranium-dreamland-bremdream-pbr/classid.2000018877/

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