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  • nerine bulb
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.25m

Nerine bowdenii 'Ostara'

nerine bulb

1 bulb £3.99
1 bulb £3.99
3 bulbs £9.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: September to November
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)
  • Bulb size: 12+

    One of the hardier forms, this beautiful nerine should survive outside all year round in sheltered gardens, provided the soil is not too heavy and wet. Their ruffled, shell-pink flowers are a delight, and they appear very late in the season adding some much-needed colour. In colder areas, they are best grown in a pot, so they can be overwintered in a cool greenhouse.

  • Garden care: Plant shallowly outside with their neck just above the surface of the soil at 10-15cm intervals from April onwards. They are happiest in a dense clump, so once planted avoid disturbing the roots and only lift and divide them when they have outgrown their alloted space.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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