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Nerine bowdenii (Bowden-Cornish lily)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Nerine bowdenii

Other names

Bowden-Cornish lily

Genus

Nerine Nerine

Species

N. bowdenii - N. bowdenii has strap-shaped, rich green leaves which grow after the flowering of the lily-like pink flowers which grow on leafless stems.


Nerine bowdenii is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Spreading

Toxicity

Ingestion can cause stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-pink, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Nerine bowdenii (Bowden-Cornish lily) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in early spring in a moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Protect with a dry mulch over winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Nerine bowdenii

Other names

Bowden-Cornish lily

Genus

Nerine Nerine

Species

N. bowdenii - N. bowdenii has strap-shaped, rich green leaves which grow after the flowering of the lily-like pink flowers which grow on leafless stems.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Spreading

Toxicity

Ingestion can cause stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Nerine bowdenii (Bowden-Cornish lily) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in early spring in a moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Protect with a dry mulch over winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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