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Nomocharis aperta (Forrest nomocharis)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Nomocharis aperta

Other names

Forrest nomocharis, Fritillaria oxypetala, Lilium apertum, Lilium oxypetalum, Nomocharis forrestii

Genus

Nomocharis Nomocharis

Species

N. aperta - N. aperta is an erect, bulbous perennial with whorled, lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer, racemes of nodding, somewhat flat, pink flowers with purple or dark red spots.


Nomocharis aperta is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Flower

Spotted, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Avoid removing leaves after flowering until they have completely died down.

Propagation

Sow seed at 7-10C in autumn or spring. Seedlings will take several years to flower.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Nomocharis aperta (Forrest nomocharis) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Woodland, Underplanting, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, acid soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun in cool areas. Plant bulbs 15cm deep in winter or spring. keep moist in summer but not waterlogged.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Nomocharis aperta

Other names

Forrest nomocharis, Fritillaria oxypetala, Lilium apertum, Lilium oxypetalum, Nomocharis forrestii

Genus

Nomocharis Nomocharis

Species

N. aperta - N. aperta is an erect, bulbous perennial with whorled, lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer, racemes of nodding, somewhat flat, pink flowers with purple or dark red spots.

Native to

China

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect


Colour

Flower

Spotted, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Avoid removing leaves after flowering until they have completely died down.

Propagation

Sow seed at 7-10C in autumn or spring. Seedlings will take several years to flower.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Nomocharis aperta (Forrest nomocharis) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Woodland, Underplanting, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, acid soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun in cool areas. Plant bulbs 15cm deep in winter or spring. keep moist in summer but not waterlogged.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Nomocharis aperta (Forrest nomocharis)

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa (all other strains and subspecies)

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range and many sub-species and strains; including those that could thrive in cooler climates; showing different levels of pathogenicity. Although EU regulated; there is some concern about the risk of introduction. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Nomocharis aperta (Forrest nomocharis)

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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