Nerine bowdenii [AGM] - Bowden lily, Guernsey lily

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Image of Nerine bowdenii [AGM] - Bowden lily, Guernsey lily
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Alternate Image of Nerine bowdenii [AGM] - Bowden lily, Guernsey lily
  • AGM

  • Caution: TOXIC

  • Flowers attract bees

  • Plant for chalk soil

  • Plant for clay soil

  • Plant for sun

  • Summer dormant

Exotic-looking, deep pink flowers have rippled petals and appear in late summer and autumn often before the bright green strap-like foliage. Great as a cut flower.

Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun. Easy to grow in a sheltered spot. Ideally plant at the base of a sunny wall and leave undisturbed. The nose of the bulb must always be above ground. Protect from frost in exposed gardens. CARE: Bulbs are harmful if ingested.

Height: 12 - 24 inches / 30 - 60cm                      

Spread: 2 - 4 inches / 5 - 10cm

AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants awarded an AGM are:

  • excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • available
  • of good constitution
  • essentially stable in form and colour
  • reasonably resistant to pests and diseases

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    1.1kg - 2.5kg - £5.75

    2.6kg - 5kg - £6.50

    5.01kg - 15kg - £8.00

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