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Nerine humilis Breachiae Group

Archive entry 19.10.14

16th November 2013

An attractive little species from the southwest Cape. Originally described as N.breachiae but now reduced to a horticultural group within N.humilis. There are no significant botanical differences but gardeners are reluctant to let go of the name "breachiae". To be honest, the horticultural differences are rather slight. In the typical N. humilis the leaves are produced at the same time as the flower spikes following a summer dormancy. In N. Breachiae Group the leaves appear as the flowers fade and lie flat on the ground. Interesting differences, not reliably produced in cultivation.

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