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Exbury Nerines


I really like the Exbury Collection of hybrid Nerines. They use N. sarniensis in their efforts, and so they share a common trait of diamond dusting that makes the flowers sparkle in the sun.
I have been saving up photos for this blog as the differences between them is not as apparent unless they are seen at the same time. Since the last scape has finally opened today, I have had a fantastic season.

The first one to open was an unnamed one on September 23rd.


A bold red with stripes.

‘Dark Copper’

‘Blue Magic’

‘The Pharoah’
Another trait that these Nerines have is the way that they age. I got two scapes at the same time, and you can see that while they are the same, aging can make it seem like different cultivars. The first photo was taken October 23rd, the second on October 31st.

These can get really spectacular colors, and one of the best examples is ‘Brimanzi’. Nice when it first opened, but 2 days later, a bold statement.

A simple pink and white one that sparkles in the sun, and still looks good when it is overcast.

‘Exbury Renoir’
A salmon pink and white with a full head of flowers.


‘Tia Missoni’
The last to open. I think the color of the pot sets it off nicely.

During the summer rest I will have to move several into larger pots as they are very good about multiplying.

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Just beautiful! I especially like 'Nero' but they're all gorgeous.

11 Nov, 2020


Anget beat me to it - I like Nero best too - never seen any fancy Nerines before.

11 Nov, 2020


Stunners one and all Wylie. Exbury Renoir and Rameses favourites for me thanks.

11 Nov, 2020


Lovely to see so many lovely pictures of these great autumn flowering bulbs, Wylie!

11 Nov, 2020


The great thing for all of you is that these are available only from Exbury Gardens. I have to wait and see what will happen next year as far as importing them from outside the EU before buying anymore.

11 Nov, 2020


perfectly beautiful. do you hope to grow your own crosses like you do the Hemerocallis?

11 Nov, 2020


I do have seeds being set, and a few seedlings from last year; but I am more focused on crossing them with Amaryllis belladonna and xAmarine. I have several bulbs of new xAmarine growing, and I'm creating new ones. It does take around 5 years for the first flowers, so this is a long term project.

11 Nov, 2020


What beautiful Nerines. Are these the ones that were developed at the Rothchild's Exbury estate in the U.K., in their greenhouses?

12 Nov, 2020


Lovely colours, I particularly like the Brimanzie.

12 Nov, 2020


@Siris: Yes, they are from there. You are lucky to be so close that you can visit the greenhouses and see all the great cultivars they have.
@Julien: 'Brimanzi' is one of my favorites, as well.

13 Nov, 2020


Thanks Wylie, Exbury is a visit on my wish list in the future. Haven't been to Exbury for years, so many wonderful gardens fairly close to where I live.

14 Nov, 2020


Those are stunning... super photos. 😊

26 Mar, 2021


Thanks. They are starting to die back so I have been moving them to an out of the way spot to rest for the summer.

26 Mar, 2021

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