Nerine Red Pimpernel is a really great variety as it is very majestic and the bright red flowers are excellent for cut flower. Nerine Red Pimpernel is not frost hardy and thus will not survive outside in gardens unless you feel it is well protected from the worst winter cold.
These are the bulbous plants that can light up a sunny border, and that ample supply of light is essential. They simply love – and insist upon – sunshine and really well-drained soil. Give them that and they will reward you with a stunning display of flowers every September and October, that lifts your spirits as no other flowers can at this time of year.
Position bulbs just below the soil, in a sunny well drained position. Prepare the soil by adding plenty of grit for drainage and plant bulbs just below the surface, 7-10cm apart. Mulch for the first winter until established and expect to wait a year or so for the bulbs to flower prolifically. They also grow very well in pots.
Flowering height: 2 feet (60cm)
Flowering time: October to November
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun
Soil type: Soils that remain moist but do not get waterlogged. Ideal in containers but do not use multi purpose. Better in a John Innes No2.
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September onwards.