Zephyranthes Candida (White) - Plant
Description for Zephyranthes Candida (White)
Rain lily is a bulbous perennial that is native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America. In the wild, plants often burst into bloom immediately following periods of significant rain, hence the common name.
Crocus-like, white flowers, sometimes blushed with pink, bloom singly atop upright stems rising tall above a tuft of outward-spreading, narrow, grass-like, green leaves. Bloom appears in late summer to early fall.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Rain Lily||White||Late summer to early fall||0.50 to 1 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
A native of the warmer parts of America. Zephyranthes are hardy bulbs that range from 5 cm to 30 cm in height; this makes them great for use in rock gardens. They have grass like foliage and bloom from spring to autumn (species dependent). When in bloom, plants carry pink, red, white, or yellow funnel shaped flowers.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soils||Medium||Up to 50 degrees F||Apply Any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Zephyranthes Candida
- A full sun / partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often.
- Use Zone 7 to Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.
- White rain lily needs a loamy and potting mix soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).
- White rain lily is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.
Typical uses of Zephyranthes Candida
Special features: Where the plant is native its seeds are a common outdoor snack of children. In the end Velvet Leaf never became the great promised fiber plant in North. Mature trees resemble a Catalpa tree from a distance, but the flower clusters are as it had too many features to it that seemed useful.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Effective in border fronts, rock gardens and along paths or sidewalks. Specimen clumps are attractive, but with proper space, plants can be also be grown in groups or massed. Containers for patios, porches or decks. Houseplant.
Medicinal use: NA
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