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Plant of the Month September: Nerine

Nerine (our Nerine Bowdenii 3L is pictured below) is perfect for adding a splash of colour to your garden through the autumn months. As the seasons begin to change Nerine is the ideal plant of the month for September with dainty flowers in shades of bright pink or white and rich red.

Nerine

Nerine

Nerine are bulbous perennials that form a base of deep green leaves around tall, upright stems topped with brightly coloured flowers. They are perfect for beds where they can rise above smaller plants and provide bright colour in small amounts.

They should be planted in well-drained soil with full access to sunlight but in a sheltered position. They don’t like their roots disturbed, so try not to move them after planting. They can be prone to snails and slugs on their foliage.

Plant of the Month September: Nerine is great for beds and borders, Mediterranean style gardens, rockeries and urban gardens. They also perform well in containers.

Useful Information

  • They like to be in the sun.
  • They flower through September, October and November.
  • They are perennial bulbous flowers.
  • Their foliage is deciduous.
  • They like pretty much any well-drained soil. 
  • Attracts wildlife to your garden including butterflies and bees. Find out why bees are so important here.
  • They are full hardy.
  • Plant of the Month September: Nerine holds the RHS Plants for Pollinators and the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

You may also like our Garden Jobs for September blog.