Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Zephyranthes macrosiphon

Zephyranthes macrosiphon
pink rain lily
Zephyranthes macrosiphon

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. They bloomed one or two more years in our rock garden, until that location became too shady. Since then, I've established a few more clumps from seed - some collected from our own plants, and also some for variety 'Hidalgo' from an exchange.

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

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Zephyranthes macrosiphon

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)

I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments