Zephyranthes Lily, Rain Lily (Yellow) - Bulbs

Zephyranthes can be deciduous or evergreen bulbous perennials, with linear leaves and funnel-shaped or crocus-like flowers in spring, summer or autumn.

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Description for Zephyranthes Lily, 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(s): Rain lily, Autumn zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp lily
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: After fall
Max reacahble height: Up to 20 cm
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and 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.
  • Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
    Soil: Medium wet loamy to sandy soil
    Water: Medium. Apply just enough moisture to keep the soils from totally drying out.
    Temperature: Minimum 10 degrees Celsius and above
    Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

    Caring for Zephyranthes Lily

    • 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.

    Harvesting

    NA

    Typical uses of Zephyranthes Lily

    Special features: Its star shape attractive flowers increase the beauty of any empty space.

    Culinary use: NA

    Ornamental use: Effective in border fronts, rock gardens and along paths or sidewalks.

    Medicinal use: NA

    References

    • http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/zephyranthes-citrina-care-and-maintenance/
    • https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/19213/Zephyranthes-candida/Details
    • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=275684&isprofile=0&