Nerine alta

Nerine

Plant Type:

BULBS

Nerine alta (ex: Ellen Hornig) – First come the stalks carrying the pretty, soft pink flowers; then come the strap-shaped leaves on this, one of the many fantastic South African Nerine species. Flowering stalks are bronze-green holding flame-shaped buds that are reddish-purple. Flower petals are crinkled a bit like crepe paper. Leaves are narrow belts. Incidentally, hysteranthous is the characteristic name applied to any bulbous plant in which flowers arrive first followed by its foliage. This species which some are now placing under N. undulata does not readily increase from bulbils. These will likely be from seed-grown progeny. Coming from the Eastern Cape Province Nerine alta is found on steep slopes in partially shaded conditions. As with all the Nerines we offer summer moisture is a good thing within reason as long as bulbs are planted in a well-draining mix. Drier winter conidtion is advised. The addition of silica when planting may be helpful. Otherwise, this is an easy-going plant. Established pot grown bulb from seed.


Height:

10-12 in

Colors:

Pink

Zone:

(7?)8 to 10
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Item Description Price  
NERALT Nerine alta (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Nerine alta

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Border
  • Potted Plant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Rock Garden
  • Conservatory
  • Collector Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Sandy
  • Average
  • Moist Summer / Dry Winter
  • Scrabbled
  • Draining

Origins

  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • Offset