Nerines have become an autumn essential in recent years, they are a must-have for adding the 'designer's touch' to late season planting schemes. While the straight species N. Bowdenii is widely available we are pleased to offer Nerine 'Mister John', from the latest breeding programme in Holland, which brings a shocking magenta to the nerine colour pallete. With up to 10 lily-like blooms per stem, this new nerine really stands out from the crowd, providing vibrant colour when other blooms are scarce. The tall clean stems and long-lasting blooms make excellent cut flower subjects. Treat as a container specimen plant or set out in full sun in free draining border soil. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 35cm (14").
Water freely while Nerine bulbs are in active growth but during dormant periods, keep the compost just moist. After flowering, feed bulbs with a low nitrogen fertilizer. In winter, outdoor grown Nerines will benefit from a dry mulch, such as straw, to protect them from hard frosts. Move container grown plants to a warm, dry position. Nerines may be slow to flower in the first year or two until they are fully established. Avoid moving them as this may further delay the development of these colourful nerine flowers.
Plant Nerine lilies in a sunny position in sandy, free draining soil. Nerine bulbs prefer shallow planting with the pointed tip protruding just above the soil surface. Nerines thrive when clumps become congested making them particularly well suited to growing in containers. When planting Nerines in containers use a loam based compost such as John Innes No.2 and position in full sun.
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