This is sort of pink spider lily, loved by all who grow it. Planted in spring, it blooms for you in the fall, when most other flowers are finished. Describing this South African beauty, one English writer says each stem opens 10 or 12 flowers with petals that are curled like gift ribbons.' The name Nerine is pronounced na-reen'-ee.
There are several South African native species of this bulb, a close relative of the Crinum Lily and the Amaryllis. In Europe, this one is sometimes called Jersey Lily, since it is associated with the famous English actress. Lily Langtry, who was born in Jersey..
Nerines like plenty of sun and not much (if any) fertilizer. Remember, South African bulbs are usually used to gritty, fast-draining soils.'
Guernsey Lily, Jersey Lily
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
Green arching blade-shaped foliage.
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Summer until frost
3 bulbs per sq. ft.or 6" apart.
Plant 8" deep.
Average, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Skin irritant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Spring / Summer
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