Zephyranthes can be deciduous or evergreen bulbous perennials, with linear leaves and funnel-shaped or crocus-like flowers in spring, summer or autumn.
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.
||Rain lily, Autumn zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp lily
||Up to 20 cm
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
- Plant 5cm deep in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
- Protect from winter wet
- Generally disease and pest free
- If you want to store the bulbs store in a dry place
Zephyranthes Lily care
- Plant zephyranthes bulbs in a place that receive full sun
- Dig holes and plant the bulbs 1-2 inch deep and 6 inch apart
- Sow bulbs into a hole made with your finger or the end of a stick
- Poke, drop, cover
- After planting, water well, gently soaking the soil and settling it around the bulbs
- Germination will begin in 10 to 15 days
- Rain lilies are happiest with little moisture during spring and summer, with a bit more water late in the season to trigger flowering
- Plant the bulbs immediately and do not store for long time
||Full sun to part shade
||Medium. Apply just enough moisture to keep the soils from totally drying out.
||Medium wet loamy to sandy soil
||Minimum 10 degrees Celsius and above
||Use any organic fertilizer.
Zephyranthes Lily special feature
Its star shape attractive flowers increase the beauty of any empty space.
Zephyranthes Lily uses
- Effective in border fronts, rock gardens and along paths or sidewalks