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Nerine bowdenii
Common Name: Guernsey Lily Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Nerine bowdenii
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This South African bulb is a welcome site in fall as the skies become overcast and the rain begins to fall. At this time the flowering stalks of Guernsey lily rise from the strap-like foliage and open into gorgeous spidery amaryllis-like flowers in a shade of improbable candy pink! Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Native Habitat:
Open sunny places.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Cyclamen hederifolium
Aster lateriflorus "'Prince'"
Eupatorium rugosum "'Chocolate'"

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