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Nerine bowdenii


Plant Type:


Nerine bowdenii (ex: Ellen Hornig) – Typical pink flowers in autumn here on this large grower sport slightly recurved petals with gently undulation along the margins. This laudable species was originally collected by Athelstan Hall Cornish-Bowden who was an English surveyor who sent collected bulbs home from South Africa in 1899. These will gradually build into spectacular groupings when left alone in the garden where they can be grown outdoors. This species apparently harbors greater cold tolerance though we are still too far north to be able to plant it outdoors. So, we are reporting others success. Autumn blooming for us these enjoy summer moisture in a well-draining mix in terra cotta with winter dry during dormancy. As with all the Nerines we offer summer moisture is a good thing within reason as long as bulbs are planted in a well-draining mix. Drier winter conidtion is advised. The addition of silica when planting may be helpful. We have found all of our Nerine fairly easy-going. These are likely to come from an established pot grown bulb or offset as these are painfully slow from seed.


18-24 in


Item Description Price  
NERBOW Nerine bowdenii (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $20.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Nerine bowdenii

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Potted Plant
  • Collector Plant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Cutting Garden
  • Massing
  • Rock Garden
  • Conservatory

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Sandy
  • Average
  • Moist Summer / Dry Winter
  • Draining


  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted
  • Offset