A few Nerines

Michael Mace mikemace@att.net
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 19:23:44 PDT
Michelle wrote:

>>all I want to do is understand what will make my nerines reliably happy. 

Hi, Michelle.

First of all, welcome to the list.  I hope you'll enjoy it.

Most Nerines are pretty easy to grow, but their culture depends on which
species you have.  Some of them need summer water, some winter.

The PBS wiki has some general cultural advice, here:

And there is advice on growing Nerine sarniensis here:

The general rule is to give them good drainage, not too much fertilizer, and
be careful about letting them get completely dry when they are dormant.
That last bit of advice is controversial; some growers say they dry off
their bulbs completely, some don't.  You may have to experiment to see what
works best in your climate.

>>do you have any advice about how to aquire a few bulbs of different

A very reputable bulb supplier in France is Bulb' Argence.  They carry
several varieties of Nerines, although most cannot be ordered now because
it's the wrong time of the year:

You should also check Nerines.com, which has probably the biggest selection
of Nerine sarniensis cultivars in the world.  It's based in the UK, so you
should be able to get bulbs shipped to you within the EU easily.

I hope that helps!

San Jose, CA

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