Nerine krigei


Plant Type:


Nerine krigei (ex: Ellen Hornig) – From Zimbabwe wide open pink flowers with no petal undulation set atop inflorescences up to 24 inches tall in summer / fall. They are found in grassland depressions. Daffodil-like leaves follow the flowering event. We keep ours in clay planted in a well-draining mix, in fact the same clay pot(s) in which our Nerine collection arrived when Ellen Hornig gifted these to us. 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. We have found all of our Nerine fairly easy-going. Follow summer moisture with dry winter dormancy. Established pot grown bulb from offset or seed.


24 in




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

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


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

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


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


  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted
  • Offset