Overwintering Nerine bowdenii

Ellen Hornig hornig@oswego.edu
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 08:50:16 PDT
Hmmmm...I've done the same thing with them for years (overwintering
unwatered, after the foliage dies down, in a cold place, but above
freezing), and they bloom vigorously ever year....

It could, of course, just be genetics.


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Jim McKenney

> Denys, for many years I had a big pot of Nerine bowdenii thick with big
> healthy bulbs which I put out for the summer and brought indoors for the
> winter. By the time I brought it in for the winter the foliage had started
> to die down for the year, and during the winter the pot was not watered and
> the bulbs made no new growth. When the pot was put outside in the spring
> and watered well, leafy growth resumed.
> In all the years I had these plants, never once did they bloom.
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I can count buds on
> the most advanced frits in the garden.
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