Nerine bowdenii

Nerine bowdenii

Bowden lily

£10.99

Pot Size:

3Ltr

|

55 In stock

SKU: 98456339

Description

 Family Amaryllidaceae
Originating from South Africa.

  • Dormant in the summer, strap-shaped foliage appears after the flowers.
  • Beautiful clear pink lily-like flowers appear on slender stems from September to November.
  • Easy to grow in free-draining soil and in pots in full sun.

The amazing shot of bright joyful colour offered by this species is just what is needed to inject some cheer into the fast-approaching winter months. Growing from bulbs just below the surface, this hardy species produces bulblets around the mature flowering bulbs, making a slowly spreading clump. The long strap-shaped leaves appear after the flower stems begin to develop and are only fully grown as the flowing display reaches its peak.

The elegant and classy display of lily-like flowers is borne on tall upright ‘naked’ stems, making a glorious fanfare to the end of autumn. The slender wavy-edged petals of this bulbous perennial species are strongly recurved, showing off their long protruding stamens and striped colouration perfectly. Borne on yellow/green stalks atop dark green stems, the large blooms make a detailed and striking display, lasting for many weeks in autumn.

The slender and refined shape of the tall stems and blooms can add their charm to a range of garden styles, they have the poise to compliment architectural plants in a minimalist composition in formal gardens, planted around trimmed Pittosporum tobira, Cupressus sempervirens ‘Totem Pole’ or columnar Pinus nigra ‘Richard’. The same structural qualities make them ideal for oriental style gardens where refined compositions of Acer palmatum ‘Beni Maiko’, Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ or Schefflera taiwaniana are elevated late in the season by their colour, with Soleirolia soleiroli (‘Mind Your Own Business’) carpeting around their slender stems.

This is the hardiest of all South African Nerines but is perhaps worth covering with a mulch of straw in cold and northerly gardens. Easy to grow in all but heavy wet soils in full sun and great in pots

Height and spread after 2 – 5 years 50cm x 20cm.

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Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01502 219110
Cafe Telephone: 01502 559103
Directions/Map

Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
Directions/Map

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