Copper Lily, Rain Lily, Rainlily, Stagger Grass
Habranthus robustus 'Russell Manning'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Habranthus (ha-BRAN-thus) (Info)
Species: robustus (roh-BUS-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Russell Manning

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Lafayette, Louisiana

Liberty, North Carolina

Spring, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 1, 2008, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is probably the largest blooming Habranthus robustus hybrid or strain per bulb size and has short blue-green foliage; this one is hardy to zones 8a. Blooms early summer with large pinkish-lavender-whitish blooms and nice long buds.

This strain is seed stable and blooms in 2 years from seed--really easy from seed.