Nerine sarniensis

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 Nerine sarniensis subsp. var.  Guernsey Lily
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: S Africa
Features: flowers
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Flower features: red
Amaryllidaceae > Nerine sarniensis var. , Herb.

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The Guernsey Lily (Nerine sarniensis) is a South African plant with handsome lily-like flowers, naturalized on the island of Guernsey.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Nerine sarniensis, Herb. Guernsey Lily. Bulb ovoid, to 2 in. diam., the coverings pale brown: Lvs. about 6, bright green, developed after the fls., about 1 ft. long, linear, not curved laterally: scape or peduncle 12-18 in. high: fls. bright crimson, 10-12 in an umbel; perianth-segms. oblanceolate, ½ in. or less broad, falcate, slightly crisped; filaments suberect, bright red, longer than the segms. Coast region, S. Afr. It runs into many forms, as: Var. Plantii, Baker (N. Plantii, Hort.), has a longer scape, duller fls., and more distinctly clawed segms. Var. venusta. Baker (N. venusta, Herb.), has bright scarlet fls. produced earlier than any of the other varieties. Var. rosea, Baker (N. rosea, Herb.), has Lvs. darker green than the type: fls. rose-red: seeds oblong instead of globose. Var. corusca, Baker (N. corusca, Herb.), has bulb tunics not chaffy: Lvs. broader than in the type, with distinct cross-bars between the main veins: fls. large, bright scarlet. N. corusca major has rich crimson-red fls. Var. carnosa, Hort., carmine rosy. Var. insignis, Hort., is considered by Baker synonymous with the type of the species, but is probably horticulturally distinct. The fls. are said to be rosy.

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