Add a splash of color to your fall garden by planting robust Nerines. Grown for their showy, long-lasting blooms in shades of pink, red and white, the ‘Nerine Lily’ is guaranteed to add a stunning display of color in September and October when other plants are starting to fade. During the summer they will produce a cluster of strappy, glossy green leaves and in September, the flower stalks will push up as tall as 2 feet high with a burst of brilliantly colored, wavy-edged flowers.
Known for the shape and form of its exquisite blooms, this superb variety produces a profusion of vivid flowers atop slender, surprisingly robust stems. All flowers have six narrow petals re-curved at the tips with prominent stamens. Native to Southern Africa, there are about 26 species of Nerine, all which thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. They are excellent for cutting, singly or in groups, but left on the plant they will brighten the garden for several weeks before they fade.