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Please can someone identify this flowering plant?

angus, United Kingdom Gb

I'm guessing that someone can identify this garden flower really easily. We live in Scotland and bought a house where this plant was already established. It is unusual for this area and no-one can tell us what it is. The plant grows 560 feet above sea level, against a north facing wall and it doesn't seem to flower every year. Any help would be appreciated!




welcome and it is one of the Nerines

26 Jul, 2009


i have trouble getting it to grow in yorkshire but my neghbour has a good show of them every year.

26 Jul, 2009


I've got them on the balcony - but mine flower in October. They tend to be fussy little beggars; if they decide they like their situation, they flower well, otherwise they seem not to bother.

26 Jul, 2009


That's so true Bamboo....I had some bright pink ones that were tempemental & now they've totally disappeared.

27 Jul, 2009


We visited Orkney for a week last September and they were growing wild everywhere - you could almost have classified them as a 'weed'!

27 Jul, 2009


Nerines seem to do well in Scotland, I've seen a lot of them in gardens in Aberdeenshire.

I planted some bulbs once....and that was the last that I saw of them! I think if they like you, you'll have them for life, if they don't, well......

I have the same bother with Crown Imperials, though I can usually get them to flower in their first ( and only ) year...after that I think the slugs get them.


27 Jul, 2009


We have no problem with the lilies, where are you in Aberdeenshire?

27 Jul, 2009


Thanks, I can honestly say I have never heard of a Nerine before. This is a strange plant, some years it doesn't flower at all. It is at the base of a north- facing wall, in very poor soil. In fact it is growing in what seems to be a mixture of builder's sand and granite chips!

We are in Kirriemuir, Angus. Thanks for all of you who took the time to reply, it's much appreciated.

27 Jul, 2009

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