Nerine Thoughts

Diane Whitehead
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:15:29 PDT
I have a small collection of Nerine sarniensis hybrids, some from a  
former hybridizer here in Victoria, and some bought from Cistus in  
Oregon. ( They have about 20 named forms, but they are not in the  
currently available list. )

I do not manage mine well enough to get them all to flower each year,  
but I'm gradually improving.  Mine are in pots and need fertilizer and  
summer water.

I have quite a few Quest, a purple one, so I planted some in the  
garden next to some N. bowdenii.  No flowers as yet, so I don't know  
whether they have survived.  I should have planted them next to  
something with different leaves.

I also have about three forms of bowdenii and seedlings of several  

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate
moderate dry summers, moderate rainy winters
68 cm rain (27 in)

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