Amarine Anastasia is one of the newer amarines and will produce lovely pale pink flowers. This Amarine has been produced by crossing Nerine Bowdenii and Amaryllis Belladonna. The result is that you get a flower that is as a Nerine but with darker broader petals of pink which are quite superb. They are easy to grow and Amarine Anastasia are best suited for free draining, gritty soils that are in semi to full sun.
Plant Indoors: Started off indoors from February on wards, although Amarine are hardy and can thus be planted direct into soils outside from March on wards.
Plant outside: From March on wards, when the soils are warming up and not waterlogged. Prepare soils by cultivating them to a depth of 25cms and digging in some well rotted humus matter and grit if soils are heavy. Plant the bulbs so that the tip of the bulb is just above the soil surface.
Protect early growth from slugs and snails. Regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as are well rotted manures, tomato feed and bone meal.
Grow well in containers as well as in the garden.
Ideal when planted with lilies.
Flowering height: 24-28″ (60-70cm)
Flowering time: September-November
Soil type: Soils that are well drained and humus rich are ideal.
Aspect: In a sunny part of the garden that does not get too cold.
Planting distance: 20cm between plants
Planting depth: Tip of stem just showing above soil level.
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