Zephyranthes, Rain Lily (Yellow) - Bulbs
Description for Zephyranthes, Rain Lily (Yellow)
Leaves are a deep glossy green and measure 3 mm wide. Flowers, which at first resemble a new leaf, but emerge from their papery sheaves to a stunning whiteness; they are erect in perianth.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Rain lily, Autumn zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp lily||Yellow||After fall||Up to 20 cm||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The plants may be grown outdoors year round in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun.
|Full sun to part shade||Medium wet loamy to sandy soil||Medium. Apply just enough moisture to keep the soils from totally drying out.||Minimum 10 degrees C and above||Use any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Zephyranthes
- Plant 10cm deep in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
- Protect from winter wet.
- Generally disease and pest free.
- In fall before the first frost, dig dry and store bulbs for winter in a cool, frost-free location in a medium such as peat or vermiculite that is given minimal moisture.
Typical uses of Zephyranthes
Special features: Flowers
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Effective in border fronts, rock gardens and along paths or sidewalks.
Medicinal use: NA