Alba Naked Lady

Alba Naked Lady

Provides pizzazz to mixed borders.

Sprays of pure white, star-shaped blooms are gracefully held aloft on slender but sturdy stems. Narrow, twisted petals curve back to give these scented flowers the look of lilies. An excellent container flower that's also fabulous in a fresh-cut bouquet.
  • Light

    Full Sun
  • Size

    12-14 cm bulb
  • Zone

    3-9. Lift in Fall in zones 3-6
  • Bloom Time

    Early to mid fall
  • Height

    18 - 24 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
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Naked Lady Flowers - The toughest elegant and delicate flower!

We challenge you to find a more exotic-looking selection of fall flowering bulbs than Breck's Naked Ladies Collection! The four varieties in the collection are also simple to grow, unappetizing to deer, and draw butterflies and other pollinators. To top it off, they are some of the longest-lasting cut flowers available!

Before we continue, let's address the elephant in the room—the name! In a nutshell, it's about the foliage. The term "naked ladies" has been used for ages to describe nerines and other similar plants. Depending on your climate and summer rainfall, the slender flower stalks often shoot up when the base foliage isn't present, leaving the blooms in a unique state of "undress."

In addition to what they bring to fresh-cut arrangements, the varieties in this collection provide late-season charm and colour to garden beds, herbaceous borders and patio pots. Bearing exquisite blooms of white and several shades of pink, they will contrast brightly with the more russet tones of the fall landscape.

Naked Ladies Collection
Naked Ladies Collection

About Naked Lady Plants

These four varieties produce large, 4-4½" clusters of five to 10 flowers, which are white or various shades of pink. Their narrow, wavy and recurved petals give these blooms a lovely, delicate appearance—but looks can be deceiving! They will survive winter undamaged in zones 7-9, and while bulbs should be lifted in fall in cooler hardiness zones, these tough customers don't need much else in the way of maintenance. Naked ladies are long lived in the garden and are some of the longest-lasting cut flowers around. Adding further to their appeal in floral arrangements are their long, sturdy stems and slight musky scent. This fragrance attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and honeybees, but also signals foraging deer to leave them alone.

About the Breeder
About the Breeder

All four varieties in this alluring collection come from Agro Fleur Select, a well-regarded Dutch nursery that breeds and grows only nerine hybrids, commonly called "naked ladies." Kitty de Jong (pictured at left) owns and runs the business that her father started more than 50 years ago in Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands. At that time, the nursery grew all types of cut flowers. He started growing naked ladies about 15 years later. These flowers used to be available only in pink, but Agro Fleur Select today offers an incredible assortment in different colours, flower sizes and stem lengths. Kitty credits the nursery's breeding success to what she calls her "jewelry box" of many different naked ladies species and varieties from all over the world. Breck's is proud to offer you this collection of Kitty's best!

Watch our informative naked ladies video here


  • Botanical NameNerine bowdenii 'Alba'
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Lift in Fall3-6
  • Flowering TimeEarly to mid fall
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun
  • Flower ColorClean white
  • Flower FormLarge, 4-4.5" umbels of lily-like flowers with recurved petals
  • Foliage TypeStrap-shaped leaves
  • Growth RateMedium
  • Height/Habit18 - 24 inches
  • Spread6 - 8 inches
  • Spacing6 - 8 inches
  • Planting InstructionsSoil level and 6 - 8" apart
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningNot needed

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Breck's times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs and bareroots arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America. To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window below.

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    6A 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
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    7A 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
    7B 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
    8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 5/8/23
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