Also known as
Seeroogblom, Berglelie (Afr.)
This plant has no fragrance
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. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape.
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
Divide or remove bulb offsets in spring before active growth begins and replant immediately.
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.
Can be grown in pots, use deep pots with well draining potting mix, provide only morning sun or semi-shade.
Other uses of Nerine
Grown for its flowers which can be used in flower arranging. Suitable for coastal conditions.