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Zephyranthes macrosiphon

 
Zephyranthes macrosiphon
pink rain lily
Common name pink rain lily
Family amaryllidaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-10)
Flowers pink
Size 10"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Tender bulb from Mexico, with clear pink, six-petaled flowers. I like all rain lilies, but this one is especially cheerful with its wide-open petals and contrasting yellow stamens. Back in Pennsylvania, I grew these from seed once, but never got them to bloom. Another attempt, in Houston, was more successful: flowers appeared in late May of their third year, after some thunderstorms swung through. I hope they'll continue to be happy in our rock garden.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: Houston rock garden, back fence border, waterfall pondside, foundation border, houston front yard

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F (76%G, 6-22d). Also Zephyranthes/habranthus mix from same source, baggy 70F (high G, 6-20d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (27%G, 10-16d)
  3. Seed from '20 garden. Baggy 70F (75%G, 13-28d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (87%G, 11-27d)


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