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Nerine bowdenii 'Amandi'PBR

Bowden lily 'Amandi'

A summer-dormant, perennial bulb, with strap-shaped green leaves appearing just before the flowers in autumn. Loose clusters of large pink flowers, with narrow, recurved petals, are held on upright stems to around 50cm high

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring
Summer
Autumn Pink Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright, Clump forming
Potentially harmful
Ornamental bulbs - not to be eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling. Pets: Ornamental bulbs - not to be eaten - see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants for further information and useful contact numbers
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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Thrives in well-drained soil, preferably in a sunny, sheltered position for best flowering performance. Plant bulbs 10cm apart with the neck of the bulb showing above the soil, except for colder areas where they will prefer to be planted 5cm underground for frost protection. See nerine cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by division after flowering, or by chipping, see bulb propagation

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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