Guernsey lily, Red Nerine, Jersey lily (Eng.), Berglelie (Afr.)
Native to South Africa, Nerine is widely cultivated in the temperate world, and is particularly associated with the island of Guernsey, although it is not originally from there. With its spectacular, glittering blooms these unique flowers are quite unmistakable. As it naturally occurs in South Africa in winter rainfall regions the flowers emerge in early autumn when most other flowers cease to bloom and become dormant. It should be noted by all gardeners that this ornamental plant which is easy to grow is however notorious for erratic flowering behaviour.