Nerine Sarniensis has long been prized as the "most beautiful of all the nerine". Perhaps because its vibrant scarlet blooms are so distinctive from the rest of the spectrum of pink to lavender to white. Perhaps because of the "gold dust" on its petals that make it reflect sunlight in sparkles like a jewel. Or perhaps because of the legend of cases of the Nerine Sarniensis, bound for Holland from South Africa lost at sea, only to be discovered years later blooming profusely on the Guernsey islands!
As famed for its beauty, Nerine Sarniensis is equally notorious for is irregular blooming habits. While you will surely love its blooms when they appear - you will not be able to time them. Let this plant delight you in its own time - a perfect reminder that nature can never be truly controlled.
Be sure to protect it from frost, provide a dry summer dormancy, and water carefully during its active growth period.
Orange Guernsey LilyBotanical Name:
Morning sun & afternoon shade in hottest regions, full sun elsewhereHardiness:
15", with flower stalks at 18"Color:
Vibrant scarlet bloomsBloom Season:
Late summer into fallBulb/Plant Size:
3 large bulbs