Nerine bowdenii

Once Nerine bowdenii settles in, it will flower in your garden for decades and the splendid thing about it is it's looking good even as you're off out to do the Christmas shopping, the last fantastically coloured bulb of the year. More
5 bulbs 211310-5 £5.50 Delivery late February
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10 bulbs 211310-10 £9.50 Delivery late February
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20 bulbs 211310-20 £17.50 Delivery late February
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1 x 9cm plant 511377-1 £5.50 Delivery early May
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3 x 9cm plants 511377-3 £12.95 Delivery early May
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6 x 9cm plants 511377-6 £21.95 Delivery early May
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These Nerine bowdenii bulbs give brilliant pink, autumn flowers.

Once Nerine bowdenii settles in, it will flower in your garden for decades and the splendid thing about it is it's looking good even as you're off out to do the Christmas shopping, the last fantastically coloured bulb of the year.

Genus Nerine bowdenii
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Bowden Cornish Lily
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/14

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Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45-60cm (18-24in)
Spacing 10-15cm (4-6in)
Care Tips Mulch in winter. Be patient if flowering is poor in the first year. Do not disturb once planted. Find out more about how to plant and grow Nerine bowdenii.
Flowering September - October
Vase Life These will last several days in water.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to plant and grow Nerine bowdenii

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

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

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Nerine bowdenii reviews

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Jane

Very good quality, although didn't flower this year.

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Reviewed 19th November 2018 by Susie

Purchased these bulbs in ......and planted in very sheltered well drained beds on the south side of house. Disappointingly haven't flowered yet or produced much foliage so have moved them, with fingers crossed, to very sunny part of the back garden in the hope they will respond next autumn.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Celia

Not in flower this season but willing to wait to see what happens next year.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Katharine

Only 2 of the 5 bulbs survived to flowering, one never put up green growth and two died back before flowering. The two that flowered were beautiful though and I'll try again with more in the future!

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Ken

Not all bulbs flowered. As it was my first time of growing them I did not give them the care they should have had. Those that did flower were very lovely. Very keen to try again next year.

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Judy

I am awaiting their presences as my garden needs that extra colour not signs of anything yet.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Nerines and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Olive

No problem with the service, plants are always well packed. Only one of the five bulbs has produced any leaves, the others are stunted. There is no sign of a flower. Directions for planting were followed and all were doing well in pots before planting out. Have blamed the hot summer, but other plants have surged back once the rain started.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Nerine Bowdenii can take a long time to establish in the garden, they often put their energy into growing in the first year for flower in following years."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Karen

2 of the 5 bulbs didn’t produce leaves.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Nerines, and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Val

Bulbs sent out as promised, could not fault delivery

I have planted bulbs, they have not all put out leaves but I am still waiting for them to flower, which I believe is in the autumn

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Michael

Good quality bulbs. Arrived as advertised.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mrs Atherton

All the lilies I ordered were absolutely fabulous - oh what a show they gave & the perfume in my little garden was wonderful. The Nerines are doing well but have yet to come into flower so I'm looking forward to that.
Many thanks ,Anna Atherton

JAW

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Reviewed 17th February 2015 by JACQUELINE Wark

Bought a collection of three types of nerines last spring. Planted them in a very sunny spot in the flower bed to the front of our cottage was rewarded with weeks of lovely flowers before and up to Christmas. The darker pink were most successful. Haven't had any success with these before.

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Reviewed 18th November 2014 by Barbara Jones

Planted these in a large pot initially as I needed to clear the area I had in mind for them. Four of them failed to show any growth and I eventually transplanted the remaining six into a newly prepared sunny spot. I did see that they may not flower well in their first year and, indeed, I was treated to just one beautiful flower which lasted well. I will have to give them a 'pep-talk' in the Spring and hope for better things come next Autumn.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your comments. We're so sorry to hear of your disappointment with the bulbs. Please get in contact with our Customer Service team who will more than happily arrange a replacement for you in the next season."

Posted 18th November 2014