Bulbs forum: Anybody grow nerine bowdenii?

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Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
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vossner
May 20, 2016 9:09 PM CST
If yes pls share your exp w/ this bulb. Tks
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kniphofia
May 20, 2016 10:29 PM CST
I have these in a pot as I don't have the room to grow them in the ground. They are wonderful autumn flowering bulbs with beautiful pink flowers. They like to be planted shallowly with the top part of the bulbs showing. Here in the UK they like places such as the base of a sunny wall but I don't know how they should be situated in Texas.
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vossner
May 21, 2016 7:55 AM CST
TY.
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Deebie
May 21, 2016 8:08 AM CST
I agree with Kniphofia. I have some in the ground that I need to dig up and place in pots to enjoy the blooms more. Here in the SE, they should be planted the same way -- like amaryllis, with their shoulders above the soil. I have mine in full sun right now (I lost a large oak that was giving them some shade in late afternoon. If I don't put them in pots, I may move them closer to the house border. They bloom either in late summer (for me, the temps are too high to enjoy the outdoors here) or in fall just before the 1st frost. So, I don't get to enjoy the blooms long. Last year, I almost missed them entirely, as I could not take the heat because I'd developed respiratory problems. But I could see the bloom tips from my kitchen window. Rolling my eyes.

This year I found a new bulb offered called Amerine lily. It's a cross between Nerines and Belladonna lilies. I'll post progress info on both bulbs on this thread, if you'd like. I need to get cracking and plant them now. Thanks for the reminder.
Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
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vossner
May 21, 2016 8:29 AM CST
TY for input it helps me decide on perfect planting spot. Amerine sounds awesome! I have something that just finished blooming (it was too late to photograph) that might have been nerine which was planted and forgotten long ago. Blooming time not consistent but I also had a deciduous magnolia blooming recently, wildly odd.

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