Nerine Lipstick has buds before opening are a creamy white tipped with deep pink and the flowers open to a creamy white and pale rose pink bicolour. This variety is not really frost hardy but has been known to survive outdoors in gardens protected from the worst winter cold by a thick layer of mulch.
Plant bulbs just below the soil, in a sunny well drained position. For best results leave undisturbed for a number of years. They flower better when they are grown in crowded clumps. Plant on arrival in a sunny well drained position just below the surface. Ideal against a south facing wall.
Varieties such as nerine Bionce will eventually need to be divided every 4-6 years so check out our cultural instructions. Plant in early spring in a moderately fertilised soil that is free draining. Lift other varieties and store in frost free conditions.
Feeding the nerines can help them reach a good size and improve flowering. From January to April feed them every two weeks with a phosphorous and potassium-rich liquid feed, such as a tomato fertiliser, diluted to half strength (i.e. half what it says on the label for bulbs or containers) to stimulate flower production.
Soil Type: Well drained soils
Flowering height: 18-24″ (45-60cm)
Aspect: South Facing at the base of walls or fences would be ideal.
Members of the family of Amaryllis and just as elegant as the other members.