A spectacular new hybrid, these fully hardy, autumn-flowering bulbs have been created in an exciting range of pastel colours. A cross between Amaryllis belladonna & Nerine bowdenii, Amarines have all the vigour of the Amaryllis and the hardiness of Nerines - down to -10°C.
Their name says it all - 'Belladivas' - they are literally the beautiful Divas of the garden! These seldom-seen hybrids are mid-way between their parents - their blooms are larger and more trumpet-like than nerines (although smaller and more numerous than with amaryllis). They will thrive in a well-drained situation in either sun or semi-shade and they also perfect for growing in pots on the terrace or balcony. The leaves appear first and grow through the summer and make a striking feature in their own right before the blooms arrive in autumn. Then, the clusters of up to 10 trumpet-shaped blooms appear in white or shades of pink on strong, upright stems to 50cm tall.
Like nerines, Amarines are a distinctive bulb with a characteristic feminine beauty, and this breathtakingly beautiful collection of stunning 'Belladivas' will light up your autumn garden from September onwards. An invaluable plant for the garden border, potted displays and flower arrangements, they will add splashes of colour wherever they appear, and their long stems make them invaluable too as a cut flower when not a lot is blooming in the garden.
Perfect for growing in a drift in flower beds and borders, you could also grow them in big patio pots, say 25-30cm diameter with 5 bulbs in. They're also completely hardy and will easily withstand UK winters. In the garden, plant them in full sun about 5cm (2in) deep, and around 10cm (4in) apart. Growing to around 60cm (2ft) high x 20cm (8in) wide, these beauties will flower from September to October after their leaves have died back - leave them in place if you can as they will naturalise in many gardens.
We supply a collection of 10 mixed colour bulbs* chosen by our experts to give you lasting displays that will naturalise and get bigger and better every year. Don’t forget that while the optimum time to plant is autumn/winter, bulbs can still be planted now!
*(Please note that we cannot guarantee the mixture of colours that you will receive)
Amarines prefer very poor soil - plants grown in fertile soil will grow bigger with more leaves, but at the expense of flowers.
Once established, do not split or move clumps as they prefer to be left alone.