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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Nerine sarniensis
 
  
Author:  William Herbert 1820
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  14 Centimetres
Height:  45 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pink - Rose - Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Guernsey Lily, Red Nerine, Berglelie
Synonyms:  Amaryllis sarniensis, Carl von Linnaeus 1753.Amaryllis dubia,  Maarten Houttuyn 1780 .

 

   This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by William Herbert in 1820. It is found in South and Western Cape of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to fourteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 45 centimetres in height. The flowers are from white over pink and orange to red, although I believe the wild plants mainly are red..

The species name; sarniensis referees to Sarnia, the Latin name for the Guernsey Islands it should have been washed on shore, and where is have been growing on for the last 300 years.

This is a winter grower, flowering in the late autumn.