Nerines/ bowdenii for cold climates

James L. Jones
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 11:17:07 PDT
I've found N. 'Albivetta' a particularly congenial Nerine in the greenhouse, though I haven't tested it below 32o.  It has the advantage of going dormant in mid-winter then sprouting in spring, showing no need for protection from rain then.  It dependably bears lovely white flowers in October-November and increases nicely.
Jim Jones
Lexington, MA

-----Original Message-----
From: Nhu Nguyen <>
To: Betty Montgomery <>; Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 11:50 am
Subject: [pbs] Nerines/ bowdenii for cold climates

Hi everyone,

Could anyone give Betty tips on growing nerines in USDA zone 7? Since this
is a useful topic, please reply to all so that Betty will also get the


On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM, Betty Montgomery <>wrote:

> I live in the up country of South Carolina in zone 7. I want to try to
> grow Nerines and I understand that bodenii are the hardiest variety.... and
> might grow in zone 7 with extra winter protection. 1. Are there any hybrids
> that are more cold hardy? 2. Where is a good source for ordering Nerines?
> 3. Do you have any special hints for growing these wonderful flowers? Thank
> you very much for your help. Sincerely, Betty Montgomery -- Pacific Bulb
> Society web site email:


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