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CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

I was about to dig this up thinking that it came up every year as strappy leaves and just disappeared again (I've actually asked about it before on here but it was too difficult to work out what the leaves were). 

Then I put half of it in a pot to see what it was and the leaves died down then it sent up flower stalks, I thought it was cuckoo pint and was definitely chucking it when lo and behold, it did this: 


Good job I waited.  Anyone recognise it.


  • Nerine I think.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I think so, too. Nerine bowdenii. Loves a sunny dry spot and so unusual for its very late flower.


  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    Just Googling and came to same conclusion Bob, thanks for confirming.  The description sounds just as I described and it possibly didn't flower last year because it didn't bake enough.

    Brilliant colour at this time of year but it's popped up next to a Rudbeckia and a red geum so I'm going to call it my Jewel garden! image

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    My potful of Nerines only came into flower 2 weeks ago. . . south facing position against house wall.

    SW Scotland
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    This one is out in the garden, it came up in a spot where I made a bed from an old ...weedy patch so it has been dormant for a while I think. 

    The spot is South and very well drained but clay'ey.  I'm delighted to meet her at long last. image

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