In this Gardener's HQ guide, we'll explore cultivating Nomocharis plants in your garden, indoor spaces, and other settings.
Nomocharis plants are similar in appearance to Lilies. They are usually grown from bulbs by gardeners.
They reach an height of 30 to 90 cm (1 to 3 feet tall), making them useful in garden borders.
The Nomocharis genus consists of seven species. These may have white, pink, or purple flowers that resemble flattish lilies. The plant blooms in the middle of summer.
Nomocharis photograph by Brewbooks.
Nomocharis aperta picture by dracobotanicus.
It is probably easiest to grow Nomocharis from bulbs; these should be burried about 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 inches) deep, and spaced from 12 cm (5 inches; small Nomocharis species) to 40 cm (16 inches; large Nomocharis varieties) apart. Plant in the spring.
They can grow in either a sunny or partially shaded part of the garden. The soil should be well drained yet moist. Nomocharis prefers to grow in an acidic and deep soil.
If growing Nomocharis from seed, then sow the seed in the autumn into flats and lightly cover with soil. The flat should then be sunk into a shaded area of the garden and covered in glass.
Germination can take up to six months. Allow the Nomocharis seedlings to grow to about 8 cm (~3 inches) in height. Next, transplant to the desired part of the garden the following spring after the last frost.
Not the easiest of plants to look after, Nomocharis should be mulched in the spring.
The soil must be kept moist, but not wet, throughout the growing and flowering period in the summer.
It is best to propagate further plants from seed, or purchase bulbs from a garden center.
Nomocharis bulbs are susceptible to damage, so dividing them may destroy your plants if not done extremely carefully.
The Nomocharis genus is quite small, with about 10 recognized species. These alpine plants have beautiful, lily-like flowers.
Yes, Nomocharis make delightful additions to alpine gardens or rockeries, with their charming flowers and attractive foliage.
Nomocharis aperta is often grown by gardeners for its large, bell-shaped flowers that display a beautiful mix of white, pink, and purple hues.
Nomocharis are not known for being particularly fragrant. Their allure lies more in their ornamental flowers and foliage.
Being alpine plants, Nomocharis thrive in well-drained, gritty soil and partial shade. They do best in cool, mountainous climates.
At present, Nomocharis is not considered invasive in the USA. However, as with all plants, it should be grown responsibly to avoid uncontrolled spread.
If needed, Nomocharis plants can be removed by carefully digging up the bulbs. Be mindful of the surrounding plants, as these plants usually grow in mixed communities.
Nomocharis is a small genus in the Liliaceae family, native to the Himalayan region. These bulbous perennials are admired for their striking, lily-like flowers, often featuring intricate markings.
Plant Nomocharis in a sheltered location with partial shade and humus-rich, well-drained soil. They can be planted in spring or autumn. These plants are a delightful addition to woodland or rock gardens, or shaded borders, providing a burst of colour in the summer months.