Planting Nerine Fall Bulbs

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Watch as a flower expert and professional gardener demonstrates how to plant and care for fall-blooming Nerine bulbs in this free online video about home gardening. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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YOLANDA VANVEEN: Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert Village. In this series, we're going to learn about fall-blooming flower bulbs. And our first bulb that we're going to talk about is the Nerine or Nerine. It's a beautiful plant from South Africa where it grows in the mountain, so it's very hardy. It'll grow even in England. That's where I was--I first found them in England and they were in bloom everywhere in the fall. And I love 'em because the greenery comes up in the summer and dies back, and then the blooms come up in the fall, look like a cobra coming out of the ground with the beautiful pink flowers that last a month or two. They're one of my favorite plants. And the bulbs are like an amaryllis bulb. They're related to amaryllis and they look almost like a Hershey's Kiss candy, so when you plant 'em, you plant 'em with the tip side up, and their more--the bigger side down, and I plant about 3 inches deep, not much deeper than that. And they like to be in groups; they need to be really crowded to bloom well. So I like to plant at least three, five, six in one group, very close together to start, and that way you'll get blooms in the fall right away the first year. Watch our next segment on fall-blooming bulbs as we discuss Ismene.