More Nerine coming

J.E. Shields
Sun, 10 Aug 2003 14:15:47 PDT
Hamish and all,

At 09:48 PM 8/9/2003 +0100, Hamish wrote:
>Pink Triumph is a hybrid N. bowdenii x another species that I do not
>remember but it is not N. sarniensis! Treat it like N. bowdenii; it is just
>as hardy or even more so and has similar growth cycle. I grow mine outside
>in a spot with good drainage - roots can reach into the hardcore under the
>greenhouse if need be. If your area is wet in winter add a sheet of glass
>leaning over the bulbs too keep off too much wetness!

Interesting!  I'll test the hardiness of Nerine 'Pink Triumph' by planting 
a couple bulbs out in the rock garden.  I planted a couple bulbs of N. 
krigei, of N. angulata, and of N. [filifolia X krigei] out there earlier 
this summer.  We'll see if any of them make it through the coming winter.

Nerine krigei is in bloom again, after skipping 2002.  N. platypetala 
continues to bloom.  I see one scape on an N. angulata and one on a pot of 
N. filifolia.  I posted a pic of N. krigei to Bulbs_Images today.

>N. sarniensis has a reputation for being fickle. Although Guernsey has a
>large cut flower trade in nerine flowers, it is not N. sarniensis that is
>used in the main for this flower on the island.
>Regards Hamish

I do wish it were easier to grow and flower N. sarniensis hybrids around 
here.  Having seen pictures of Sir Peter Smithers' hybrids -- he let me 
post some of his photographs on one of my web sites, at…  -- I think 
they would be a fantastic addition to the autumn greenhouse.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

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