What's in Bloom in Pots- Nerine id

Matt Mattus mmattus@charter.net
Thu, 02 Sep 2010 05:16:00 PDT
Thanks All

I posted photos on my blog, the flowers are smaller than I first thought.
Closer to a half inch or 3/4 of and inch. This Nerine has foliage which has
started to yellow,yet there are many buds.

Jim Jones - Yes, since you live only a few miles away, you may be right that
this is N. filifolia, let's compare photos.


Kirby - I am curious as you what you feel this might be.

Jim Shields - I know, I too was torn between these species you listed, since
I have owned at lease three of these at one time. N. frithii was the only
one which I could ID as a grassy-foliage autumnal bloomer which was very

Thanks all, let me know.

Matt Mattus
Worcester, MA
Zone 5

On 8/31/10 11:47 PM, "Kirby Fong" <kfong@alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:

> Matt,
> Your unidentified Nerine is possibly Nerine filifolia.  The grass like
> foliage looks like the picture 98 opposite page 67 in Wild Flowers of
> Southern Africa by Sima Eliovson, Seventh edition, 1984,
> ISBN 0 86954 088 2.  Following is her description.  See if it matches
> your plant.  Remember, she's talking about the southern hemisphere
> seasons.
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