Growing guide

How to grow nerines

Great for adding a splash of glamour to the autumn garden, these bulbs produce flowerheads in particularly vivid shades of pink, as well as bright white and red. For garden-grown species, offer them a sheltered spot with some warmth. For the tender ones, you'll need a greenhouse to overwinter them in most parts of the UK.

Quick facts

  • Long-lasting blooms in shades of pink, white and sometimes red
  • Nerines flower in autumn
  • Purchase and plant dry bulbs in late summer
  • Hardy Nerine bowdenii bloom well in moisture retentive but well-draining, sunny sites
  • Grow frost-tender nerines like Nerine sarniensis (Guernsey lily) in pots and provide greenhouse protection
  • Cut off spent flower heads, unless seed is required, and remove foliage once it's died back
  • Propagate nerines by seed, division of clumps, or by chipping the bulbs

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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