Zephyranthes Grandiflora, Pink Rain Lily - Plant
A clump can have up to 20 flowers open at once...absolutely spectacular. Zephyranthes grandiflora can be even more of a shocker when used in a mass planting...nothing demure or quaint here!
Common name: pink rain lily , pink fairy lily , pink magic lil
Color: white, pink, yellow
Bloom time: July to August
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Several of the zephyr lilies (genus Zephyranthes) are called "rain lily", but this one most deserves that name: Zephyranthes grandiflora blooms numerous times throughout the summer and autumn, always after a rain that follows a dry period.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soils
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Grow potted rain lilies in a soil-based potting mix with extra sand added.
- They do best when crowded and slightly pot-bound.
- During the summer, fertilize every 3-4 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
- Outdoors, rain lilies like a moist but well drained soil in full sun.
- Light: Grow rain lilies in full sun, or in part shade, especially a high shade from tall trees.
There are some 70 species of zephyr lilies, all from the New World tropics and subtropics. Zephyranthes grandiflora is sometimes marketed in the bulb trade under incorrect names, such as the Cuban Z.
- Garden UsesBorders, rock gardens, along paths or sidewalks.
- Containers for patios, porches or decks.
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