Nerine angustifolia


Plant Type:


Nerine angustifolia (ex: Ellen Hornig) – The pretty array of pink flowers with lightly pie-crusted petals set atop stalks that can stretch to as high as 3 feet. Green strap-shaped leaves grow to be approximately 12 inches tall. Colonies inhabit grassland marshes in montane areas of Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa. A large colony can be breathtaking in flower. Autumn blooming for us these enjoy summer moisture in a well-draining mix in terra cotta with winter dry during dormancy. In a greenhouse situation the foliage of Nerine angustifolia may remain evergreen. 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. Established pot grown bulb from offset or seed.


18-36 in




(7?)8 to 10
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Characteristics and Attributes for Nerine angustifolia

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


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

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Average
  • Moist Summer / Dry Winter
  • Draining


  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted
  • Offset