Nerine: Our Favorite Flowers

Showy pink flowers distinguish this striking perennial.
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©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

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The nerine provides small, lilylike flowers in bright pink in the fall, when most other colorful blooms are fading.

Nerine (Nerine bowdenii) produces small, showy pink flowers in fall. A perennial, this native of South Africa grows to about 18 inches tall. Japanese spider lily, its common name, is hardy to zone 8 if protected with mulch.

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