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Nerine Lily

SKU: AM007020
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The perfect bulb to add color when the rest of the garden is winding down, Nerine Lily produces frilly pink flower clusters in fall. Also known as Guernsey Lily, it's both deer resistant and fragrant. Hardy in zones 8-10 and considered annuals in all other zones. (Nerine bowdenii)
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Botanical Name
Nerine bowdenii
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Annual in colder zones
Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Summer until frost


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.'