Zephyranthes Grandiflora, Pink Rain Lily - Plant
Description for Zephyranthes Grandiflora, Pink Rain Lily
Pink, yellow and white crocus-like flowers bloom from late spring through late summer, sometimes earlier during rainy seasons. Multiple flowers bloom on each stem.
Zephyranthes grandiflora is a wonderful rain lily with 8" long, flat, glossy green foliage that quickly forms a nice 1 wide clump. All summer, clumps of Zephyranthes grandiflora are topped with 12" tall stalks of giant, libido-awakening, 3" rose-pink flowers.
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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|pink rain lily , pink fairy lily , pink magic lil||white, pink, yellow||July to August||0.75 to 1.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soils||Medium||23f||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Zephyranthes Grandiflora
- 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.
Typical uses of Zephyranthes Grandiflora
Special features: 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.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: Garden Uses Borders, rock gardens, along paths or sidewalks. Containers for patios, porches or decks. Houseplant.