Guernsey Lily (Nerine filifolia) in the Cape Lilies Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: Some species are highly toxic if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Nerine produce fleshy seeds that are programmed to germinate immediately. Therefore seeds that are ripe (often easily detached from the flowering spike) should be sown right away into a well drained mix. Nerine seeds are best pushed gently into the surfac
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 24, 2012 3:11 PM

Nerine filifolia is native to South Africa and Swaziland. It has thread-like leaves, 1¾-inch flowers are produced in late summer. Scapes are about 8 to 16 inches tall and sparsely covered with short bristly hairs. The filaments of the stamens extend almost straight out 15-20 mm beyond the tepals.

This plant is evergreen and grows in the summer. It has fine hairs on the peduncle and on the pedicels.

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