Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials, Flowers
South African relatives of spider lily (Lycoris), which they closely resemble. Most have strap-shaped leaves to about 1 ft. long; these die back well before bloom time in late summer or early fall, then reappear later in the year (typically around bloom time or shortly afterward). Some types are essentially evergreen. All have broad, funnel-shaped flowers carried in clusters atop leafless stems; each blossom has six spreading segments that are recurved at their tips.
Same planting instructions, cultural conditions as for Lycoris. Withhold summer water for species that experience summer dormancy, but keep watering the essentially evergreen kinds. As is true for Lycoris, these plants can be grown in pots in areas beyond their hardiness range or where the soil cannot be kept dry for summer-dormant types.Nerine bowdenii
Lightly scented flowers to 3 in. long, soft pink marked with deeper pink, in clusters of 8–12 on 2-ft. stems. Forms with taller stems and larger flower clusters are available in deeper pink, crimson, and red.
Lightly scented flowers to 3 in. long, soft pink marked with deeper pink, in clusters of 8–12 on...
South African relatives of spider lily (Lycoris), which they closely resemb...
Small, ground-hugging plants that reach just 2–3 in. high in bloom, with creeping, branching ste...