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Nerine bowdenii

Nerine bowdenii

Commonly known as either nerine or Cape flower, Nerine bowdenii is a native of South Africa. The name of the genus refers to the Nereids, or sea-nymphs, of Greek mythology.

Planted for an autumn display of pink colour, this mass of flowers is from the UBC Alpine Garden.

Photography resource link: For inspiration, the floral abstract photographs of Duncan Smith and Adam Clutterbuck.


Nerine bowdenii Z8
Source-RHS Index of Garden Plants, Mark Griffiths

Thanks Beverley. I should mention that I've read accounts that this plant might be hardier than Z8 - older book references tend to underestimate its hardiness.

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