Nerines produce an abundance of colour in the late autumn. Nerine Bowdenii alba is a very majestic plant and is excellent when used as a cut flower. The flowers are pure white and just elegant. This variety is not really frost hardy but Nerine Bowdenii alba has been known to survive outdoors in gardens protected from the worst winter cold by a thick layer of mulch.
Indoor Planting: N/A
Outdoor Planting: Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms, in heavy soils add grit and or humus matter to help with drainage. Plant bulbs with the neck of the bulb just showing above the soil, in a sunny well drained position. For best results leave undisturbed for a number of years as they will flower better when they are quite crowded. Nerines will eventually need to be divided every 4-6 years so check out our cultural instructions on the blog or give us a call.
Feed with bone meal or similar during the flowering period to ensure they remain health for years to come. Plant in areas that are not exposed to the worst of the elements and in soils that have not been freshly manured. Regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as well rotted manures, Tomato feed and bone meal.
Keep well fed during the growing season and if possible mulch borders with well rotted manure or compost over the winter.
Flowering Height: 20-24″ (50-60cm)
Flowering period: September-October
Soil type: Rich well drained soil.
Aspect: South Facing at the base of walls or fences would be ideal.
Planting Depth: So tip of bulb is just visible above the soil surface
Spacing: 5-10ms apart.
Full growing instructions provided