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Zephyranthes primulina

Zephyranthes primulina

Common name rain lily
Family amaryllidaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers yellow
Size 10"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil; drought-tolerant
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Species from Mexico with upward-facing pale yellow star-shaped flowers, carried over dark green foliage. When my seed-grown plants decided to bloom in their second year, I found them to be indistinguishable from the Z. dichromantha that has graced the garden for a few years now. I don't know if they are just very similar, or if one of the seed lots from which I grew them was misnamed. My information sources have details for one or the other, never both, so it's hard to tell – but many photos of Z. dichromantha show a richer lemon-yellow flower. For now I'll maintain both portrait pages.

rain lily
Second-year bulbs: nearly spherical, with a few flattened leaf blades per bulb

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '19/'20 exchange. Baggy 70F (31%G, 7-16d)

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