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Red Nerine Lily

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Native to southern Africa, Red Nerine Lily is a fall-blooming cousin of the Amaryllis. Also known as diamond lily, this garden jewel never fails to surprise when its brilliant red, bare-stemmed blooms pop up out of the soil in the autumn. Slightly fragrant and critter resistant, Red Nerine lilies are a true garden delight! (Nerine sarniensis)

Zones 3 - 10
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late summer until frost
Size Bag of 2 - Bulb Size: 14 cm

Plant Information

24" tall x 4" wide. The spidery blooms of Red Nerine Lily are comprised of many flowers clustered at the top of the stem, each with multiple recurved petals and long anthers. The bare, leafless flower stalk appears first and is followed by strap-like leaves. Hardy only in warmer climates, nerine lilies are best grown in the north in containers. Plant bulbs with their necks exposed above the soil line in spring, after the danger of frost has passed. Place the pot in full sun to partial shade, and water very sparingly. Much like its cousin the amaryllis, nerine lilies should be kept dry in dormancy. Water regularly only when the flowers are in bloom or when the foliage is present. As soon as frost threatens, move the pot of bulbs into the garage for the winter and stop watering. When spring arrives, move the pot back outdoors but, again, limit watering until the flower stalks emerge in the autumn. Gardeners in USDA zones 8-10 will find nerine lilies perform well in average garden soil that's well drained, especially in the spring and summer, when the bulbs are in dormancy.
Common Name Red Guernsey Lily, Jersey Lily
Botanical Name Nerine sarniensis Red
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Green arching blade-shaped foliage.
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Bulb Size 14 cm
Bulb Spacing 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.
Bloom Time Late summer until frost
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers
Additional Information Perennial in zones 8-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-7.
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Minor Toxicity
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsNerine Lily Bulbs Red

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must have for fall bloom


from Milan OH

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  • Blooms Late
  • Great cut flower


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    Comments about American Meadows Nerine Lily Bulbs Red:

    love the plant, buy both colors, great in flower arranging, unusual in Ohio

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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