Which Nerine is it?

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 05:26:17 PST
Hi Joe,

I would guess Nerine undulata.  When they are in bloom, get us some good 
pictures.  See mine at:  http://shieldsgardens.com/amaryllids/nerine.html/

Best regards,

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 11:08 PM 1/5/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Gang,
>I was given a clump of Nerines about 3 years ago; there were identified as N.
>sarniensis.  They came in the mail mostly intact and I've been giving them
>what I think they want, which amounts to dry summers and not too cold 
>and almost no fertilizer.
>They bloom in Januray, about 2-3 months after they leaf out.  The flowers are
>dainty and pink-lavender, about 1-inch-across or perhaps a bit larger.  After
>thinking about it I've decided they are probably not N. sarniensis.
>The flowers remind me of the ones in the link, but mine are paler and don't
>have a stripe.
>LINK:  http://ohric.ucdavis.edu/photos/fullsize/…
>I don't grow any other Nerines and I'm wondering what these bulbs are.  Maybe
>they are one of the many hybrids, but I thought N. sarniensis types produced
>larger flowers.
>Conroe Joe

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