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Zephyranthes drummondii

Zephyranthes drummondii
rain lily; giant prairie lily

Synonym(s) Cooperia pedunculata
Common name rain lily; giant prairie lily
Family amaryllidaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers white (spring-summer)
Size 8"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Species native to Mexico and the U.S. Southwest whose pure white, fragrant flowers open in the evening. Started from seed as part of project Rain Lily 2018, they bloomed in their third year in the garden. The bluish-green leaves are broader and more robust than those of many rain lilies.

Zephyranthes drummondii
Three-lobed barrel-shaped seedhead
rain lily; giant prairie lily
Bursting open to disperse its flat black seeds

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (86%G, 4-7d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (43%G, 4-10d)
  3. Seed from '20 garden. Baggy 70F (70%G, 5-13d)
  4. Seed from '21 garden. Baggy 70F (83%G, 6-22d)

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