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Wow - what a stormer! This huge nerine has flowers in the brightest, zingiest pink. I absolutely love it. Brilliant for the late-season garden.

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Genus Nerine
Group/Species bowdenii
Variety Zeal Giant
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Bowden Lily
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 14
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing 10-15cm (4-6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant your bulbs as soon as they arrive into a 9cm (3½in) pot filled with a mixture of 50% multi-purpose compost and 50% loam-based potting compost. When planting, make sure that the roots are spread out and only the bottom half of the bulb is below the compost level – the top half of the bulb must remain above it. Wait until the roots fill the pot before planting out into the garden, at the same level.
Care Tips Mulch in winter. Be patient if flowering is poor in the first year. Do not disturb once planted.
Flowering September - November
Storing Best left in the ground undisturbed, for best flowering.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
How to plant and grow Nerine bowdenii

Learn how to plant and grow Nerine bowdenii, for beautiful pink flowers this autumn.


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Nerine bowdenii 'Zeal Giant' reviews

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Reviewed 18th September 2019 by Shirley

Very good sized bulbs received. I planted them as instructed. The bulbs are showing the leaves and appear healthy but too early yet to report on the flowers.

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Reviewed 21st August 2019 by Karen

These were planted to leaflet instructions, but disappointing. They had really good roots on the bulbs when I took them out it there pots and replanted them into garden, but they came to nothing, grow around 8” in green foliage. Maybe next year they’ll grow better.

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Maureen

Growing but have not yet flowered

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sylvia

Again , excellent service

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marja

All 5 bulbs are growing strong so far. Will be interesting to see if I get any flowers later this autumn.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Celia

as with the other Nerine see what happens next season

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Joyce

Very disappointed by the colour of Nerine as expected them to be much brighter.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Lesley

Only three plants grew. !!!!

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Hilary

3 out of 5 bulbs flowered... Will this improve next year? Who knows?

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Reviewed 15th October 2018 by Linda

In all honesty, I didn’t expect the Zeal Giant nerines to bloom in the same year they were planted. Three out of the five bulbs have been blooming prolifically for some weeks now. The other blooms aren’t blooming in the pot, which is my fault, as the potting compost has been dislodged and covered the bulbs. Now rectified the situation, so they will bloom next time. I never succeeded planting other Bowdenii nerines in my clay soil but ensuring they are planted in free-draining pots, bulbs standing proud of the compost and baked by sun against a south facing wall, has always worked and the bulbs have gradually bulked up.

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by B Rowland

They didn't flower, even though they had a good baking this summer.

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Pat

Bulbs arrived on time and as usual well packaged. This was my second time of buying these bulbs. From my first purchase despite following the instructions, l only got one flower. But what a flower. It was huge and a beautiful colour so much so that l purchased another five bulbs this year.

Of the five bulbs l originally purchased two succumbed to the winter weather hence l purchased more which l planted with the others. This year l still have only one flower! Hopefully next year once all the bulbs have matured a little more l will have the most gorgeous display of Nerines.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Val

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Joan

Beautiful large bulbs, in flower now - love the range of your products.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Miriam

Leaf growth but no flowers at all. Disappointed.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review . We are very sorry to hear that your Nerines have failed to grow and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018