Summer treatment of Nerine sarniensis

J.E. Shields
Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:05:20 PDT
Anyone who ordered Nerine bulbs from Nick de Rothschild will need to get 
them through summer in good health, as those sarniensis hybrids are all 
winter growing, as far as I know.

I've summered sarniensis hybrids with limited success for many 
years.  Leaving the bulbs in the greenhouse over summer, as I do for 
Haemanthus and Lachenalia, is not good.  As the others reported, the bulbs 
dry up and barely survive.

One summer they sat outdoors under a table, getting some rain but not full 
exposure, and did very well.  Another summer outdoors, wetter, did several 
of them in.

This year, I am summering the sarniensis hybrids in my basement.  I guess I 
should probably spritz them lightly with water once or twice before autumn 

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 09:59 AM 7/11/2008 -0700, you wrote:
>This is a great topic.  I, also water my Nerines in the summer, lightly.
>Certainly, no fertilizer, but grow all Nerines in clay pots, so  they do NOT
>stay wet. Works for me.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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