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Nerine

Nerine undulata

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

11cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Nerine undulata inflorescence
Nerine undulata

Nerine Overview

Nerine undulata is a summer-growing bulbous perennial, with very dainty, spidery looking flowers. It is particularly effective when planted in large groups in rockeries and best left undisturbed for at least five years to establish. If plants become overcrowded and the flowering deteriorat, only then do they need to be moved and divided. Naturally they occur on rocky slopes in semi-shaded areas. They have a short dormancy period and can be grown in summer rainfall areas. In other areas, care must be taken not to water to prevent the bulbs from rotting during dormancy.

Common problems with Nerine

Susceptible to slugs, crushed egg shells around the plants will deter slugs.

How to harvest Nerine

Flowers can be harvested for the vase

How to propagate Nerine

Division

Divide or remove bulb offsets in spring before active growth begins and replant immediately.

Seed

Sown in deep seed trays in well-drained mixture of river sand, silica sand, and finely sifted compost, sprinkle seeds over surface and lightly cover with mix, water with fine rose.

Special features of Nerine

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees and butterflies.

Pot plant

Can be grown in pots, use deep pots with well draining potting mix, provide only morning sun or semi-shade.

Drought resistant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Nerine

Grown for its flowers which can be used in flower arranging. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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