Nerine, also known as spider Lily, Jersey lily, and Guernsey lily, is a genus of plants in the Amaryllidaceae family. They are usually bulbous perennials, but some evergreen, and are linked to arid and rocky habitats. In deciduous species, flowers may appear on bare stalks before foliage develops.
Native to Southern Africa, there are around 20 to 30 species in the genus. Although described as lilies, they aren’t markedly related to true Lilies but rather resemble Lycoris and Amaryllis relatives.
Nerine grows up to 2 feet in the fall with thong-shaped leaves and large umbels of pink, lily-like flowers when almost nothing else is blooming. These spider-like pink flowers can make a big statement when planted in a dense cluster like the colorful end of the growing season.