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Nerine bowdenii

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Do you like surprises in the flower garden? Then plant the Nerine bowdenii bulbs for a real treat this autumn. The flowers are long lasting, 3 weeks or more in a pot of soil, or 2 weeks as a cut flower in a vase of water. At the end of the season when most plants are about to give up flowering, this plant is just beginning.

Planted in the spring the bulb makes leaves 10 inches to 12 inches long and 1 inch wide in a clump. During the summer, enjoy the foliage and wait, as flowers don't develop until September.

Nerine is an autumn-flowering member of the amaryllis family. The flowers are pink, narrow, crinkled, long lasting . The stems that hold the flowers are 12 to 20 inches tall depending on your soil. If you condition the soil with compost, and animal manure before planting in containers the plants will grow better and be more productive. When planting be sure to let the neck of the bulb stick out of the soil, just like you plant the Giant Amaryllis bulb in the house. Bulbs will multiply easily.

-Size: 3 bulbs