Nerine sarniensis – Guernsey Lily
Bulbous member of the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae) with a flower stem that rises about 30cm above strap-like leaves. Up to 15 brilliant scarlet flowers with recurved petals and wavy margins in each inflorescence.
If it seems a little excessive to list three separate Nerine’s in the Karin’s Garden database, that is a fitting tribute to the captivating beauty of these flowers. We are in that sweet spot where it is not too dry in summer and not too cold in winter, and it seems only right to revel in that good fortune. The brilliant red of Nerine sarniensis stops you in your tracks.
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