Guernsey Lily, Red Nerine, Berglelie
Nerine sarniensis

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nerine (ne-REE-nee) (Info)
Species: sarniensis (sarn-ee-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulblets

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 4, 2014, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

According to Mr. Hendrik van Zijl of Van Zijl, guesthouses on Nieuwoudtville Cape an ideal stopover on your way to and from the Kgalagadi, Nerine sarniensis usually grows in the mountains of the Western Cape and is very easy to grow. Keep it wet in winter and dry in summer.