Growing guide

How to grow nerines

Great for adding a splash of late colour to sun-baked borders and containers in autumn, these bulbs produce dainty flowers in particularly vivid shades of pink, as well as bright white and rich red. They like a really hot, dry spot, and most species aren’t reliably hardy, so it’s advisable to bring them indoors over winter in most parts of the UK.

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Quick facts

  • Long-lasting blooms in shades of pink, red and white 
  • Nerine produce their flowers in autumn
  • Purchase and plant dry bulbs in late summer
  • Hardy Nerine bowdenii bloom well at the foot of a warm, south-facing wall
  • Grow frost-tender nerine (Guernsey lily) in pots and provide greenhouse protection
  • Cut off spent flower heads, unless seed is required, and remove foliage as it dies back
  • Nerine can be propagated from seed, division of clumps, or by chipping the bulbs

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
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