Gardening Questions And Answers
Fertilizer: Fertilizing is not normally necessary but occasional liquid fertilizer may be beneficial. After flowering care: Cut off any spent flowers. Comments: Nerines can be transplanted at any time of the year except whilst they are in full flower or in full growth. Early spring to summer is ideal.
Nerines do not need much fertilization, so apply dilute fertilizer only once or twice a season when the leaves are actively growing. Place the container in full sun during the growing season. It can be moved to another location once in bloom, if desired. Seeds form after flowers are pollinated (L and C).
Late-flowering nerines are easy to grow and highly rewarding. Each bulb produces multiple long, slender stems topped with large rounded clusters of exquisite lily-like flowers, injecting much-needed fresh colour into the garden just as other flowers are starting to fade. Spring is the best time to plant nerine bulbs.
Nerines are notoriously temperamental when they have been moved or replanted. They will flower the following year. Do not divide them as they flower much better when grown like this. If the clumps have become very large and flowering is diminishing, then the clumps can be divided and replanted in spring.