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Rain Lily, Rainlily, Fairy Lily
Zephyranthes 'Labufarosea'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zephyranthes (ze-fi-RANTH-eez) (Info)
Cultivar: Labufarosea

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Liberty, North Carolina

Tangent, Oregon

Geronimo, Texas

Houston, Texas

Manor, Texas

Mcallen, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 29, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A natural cross or hybrid from Cooperia pedunculata and a pink native Zephyranthes found in Tamaulipas Mexico. It was given the name Z. labufarosea for commercial purposes and has no scientific merit. It is obviously a natural hybrid and has its own characteristics. The name Labufa (not "labuffa") suggests the mountain on which it was found, and rosea suggests the color of the flower. The name could be translated as "the pink mountain" and is considered an old-fashioned heirloom for southern gardens. It occurs in both pink and white tones tinged with pink on the edge of the petals.