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Zephyranthes dichromantha

Zephyranthes dichromantha
rain lily
Zephyranthes dichromantha
Sensuously smooth buds

Common name rain lily
Family amaryllidaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers pale yellow (mid-spring to early fall)
Size 6-12"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Named for the rusty-red petal tips adorning the creamy yellow flowers. Native to central Mexico. I started seeds as part of my Project Rain Lily 2018, and saw the first flowers in mid-April of the following year. They were stronger and more floriferous a year later.

rain lily
Second-year plant, first bloom
Zephyranthes dichromantha
Spent flowers fade to rose-pink
rain lily
Blending charmingly with nearby flowers in an informal part of the garden
Zephyranthes dichromantha
Like all zephyranthes species I've grown, this one has a black bulb. The second-year plant is already making an offset.
rain lily
Several plants emerged from the lawn near one of my main patches of these rain lilies

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: back fence border, houston front yard, rock garden zone, foundation border, left fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (70%G, 7-10d)
  2. Seed from '19 garden. Baggy 70F (78%G, 10-16d)
  3. Seed from '20 garden. Baggy 70F (83%G, 11-16d)
  4. Seed from '22 garden. Baggy 70F (93%G, 9-20d)
  5. Seed from '21 garden. Baggy 70F (90%G, 10-23d)

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