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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.

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


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