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Family Name:      Liliaceae  =  Lily  Family
Scientific Name: previous scientific nameZephyranthes next scientific name      plant name pronunciation
Common Name: Zephyr Lily, Fairy Lily, Rain Lily
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                 Zephyranthes  =   Zephyr Lily, Fairy Lily, Rain Lily      (Unit 068)   

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Distribution:  About 40 species in warm regions of western Hemisphere; small, bulbous herbs with leaves basal, grasslike.

Synonyms:  Zephyranthes is sometimes misspelled as Zephyranthus.

Hardiness Zone:  USDA Zones 8-10       (view USDA zone map)

Size:   6-15 in.

Form:   Frost-tender deciduous bulbous perennial.


Stem/Bud:   Flowering stems are stiff and pink at the flower base.

Leaves:   Leaves are medium to dark green, thin, sparse and grass- or needle-like.

Fall Color:   

Flower:   Flowers are white, yellow or shades of pink with pale grey stripes and pink tips. Flowers are star-shaped with one flower per stem. Petals close at night; flowering in August.

Fruit:   Fruit are capsules.

Uses:   Use in wet beds or borders, around ponds or in containers.


Culture:   Grow in full sun to part-shade in organic, moist, well-drained soil.


Notes:    Grow in tubs and treat like Gladiolus. **** 70 species

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