Raising Nerine from Seed

J.E. Shields jshields104@comcast.net
Sun, 01 Nov 2009 13:32:48 PST
How long does it take to raise Nerine bowdenii from seed to 
blooming?  Nerine sarniensis hybrids?   I've seen it take 9 years for 
bowdenii to get one bulb (out of three) from small seedlings ca 1/2 inch 
diameter to bloom, but I've never grown bowdenii from seed to blooming.

I've never tried with sarniensis either.  I've grown the dwarf species, 
like angustifolia, filifolia, and filamentosa from seed, and they are 
rather quick -- perhaps 3 years or so.

Growing bowdenii, huttoniae, krigei, and laticoma from small seedling to 
blooming seems to take an eternity!  Any advice would be appreciated.

Jim Shields
in sunny Westfield, Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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