Nerine fothergilli

John Bryan
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 09:32:22 PDT
Dear Steve:

In my opinion Nerine fothergilli is a valid name. Scarlet flowers,
produced in late summer, February March in the wild. N. sarniensis has
white to rose to carmine flowers and has more flowers per umbel. N.
fothergilli has 6-8 leaves, sheathing. 'Fothergilli Major' is a
selection from N. sarniensis, which is the Guernsey Lily and the parent
of numerous hybrids, 'Ancilla' 'Blush Beauty' and others, variants found
in the wild and in cultivation have also been named. N. corusca has been
given to a select form but its validity is questioned.  N. sarniensis
has 3-5 leaves, and is just a tad taller. N. fothergilli has a red tinge
to the tunic of the bulb, N. curvifolia is a synonym of N. fothergilli.
Hope this helps, Cheers, John E. Bryan 

Stephen Putman wrote:
> Does anyone know if Nerine fothergilli is summer growing, evergreen, or
> winter growing.  There seems to be remarkably little information available.
> Thanks,
> Steve Putman
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