• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Nerine masoniorum

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

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  • Synonyms Nerine filifolia misapplied

  • Family Amaryllidaceae

  • Genus Nerine are summer-dormant, perennial bulbs with erect leafless stems each bearing a terminal umbel of funnel-shaped flowers in autumn, and strap-shaped or linear leaves appearing after the flowers

  • Details N. masoniorum is a small, autumn-flowering bulb growing to around 20cm tall. Its thread-like, semi-erect leaves to 25cm or more in length form a basal tuft. Up to 11 pink flowers with wavy edges are borne in umbels on upright stems in early autumn

  • Plant range South Africa (Cape)

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Toxicity May cause mild stomach upset if eaten

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows best in light, sandy soils or compost. Plant in spring or autumn, so the bulb tips are above the compost surface. Provide full light, water freely when in active growth, give a low nitrogen feed after flowering, then keep dry when dormant in summer. See also nerine cultivation

Propagation Propagate by seed or from offsets- see bulb propagation

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning Deadhead after flowering

Pests Generally trouble free

Diseases Generally trouble free

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