|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from South Africa.
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.