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Nerine 'Zeal Giant' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bulb

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Acute ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Dark Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Autumn and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

nerine 'Zeal Giant'

Family

Amaryllidaceae


Nerine are summer-dormant, perennial bulbs with erect leafless stems each bearing a terminal umbel of funnel-shaped flowers in autumn, and strap-shaped or linear leaves appearing after the flowers

'Zeal Giant' is a vigorous bulbous perennial with erect stems carrying umbels of deep pink flowers to 5cm across in late autumn, before the strap-shaped leaves appear

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Plant in early spring in a moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Protect in colder areas with a deep dry mulch over winter

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown with moderate heat as soon as ripe or by division after flowering

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers, Gravel Garden, Mediterranean Climate Plants, Patio/Container Plants or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Slugs may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease free