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Nerine sarniensis lilies

The Nerine Sarniensis (Guernsey)image show was held  over the w/end and I would like to share pictures of some of the specimens with you.

1. Cardinal, 2. Lady Foley, 3 Coral, 4 Hanely Castle, 5 Hotspur, 6 Kit, 

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Last edited: 10 October 2016 19:36:42


  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Real beauties.  Do Guernsey lilies require the same conditions as Nerines GD or are they more tender?

    SW Scotland
  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Those are amazing! Thanks for sharing GD2.

  • Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031

    Love Hotspur, GD. Thanks for posting those.

  • Yes, they are amazing aren't they. Some small pots with 3 or 4 small bulbs just beginning to come into leaf were £10.00 each. The seeds take a few years to grow into bulbs. Once mature, the bulbs can be planted into the garden.

    The Nerine Sarniensis grows in the wild in South Africa, where it originated from. There were about 100 plants in the display yesterday, all beautifully presented and named. In Guernsey the bulbs can be left out over winter, but look equally nice in pots which can easily be brought in during the colder months.

  • No aym, there were no actual seeds for sale, just the potted up bulbs which at £10 a pot and my husband with me were a definite NO. Nice to admire them once a year at this display and we sometimes see them in growing in gardens although most gardens have the lily Belladonna which is far more common and robust.

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