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PlantFiles: Rain Lily, Rainlily
Habranthus x floryi

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Habranthus (ha-BRAN-thus) (Info)
Species: x floryi
Additional cultivar information: (aka Amazing Jumbo, Amazing Jumbo)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)
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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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:

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Zoolake On Dec 27, 2010, Zoolake from Liberty, NC wrote:

Bulbs of Habranthus Jumbo need to be planted 3"deep in well drained soil, mulch in winter try to keep soil dry. Have had blooms 6" across.

Positive dmj1218 On Jun 18, 2007, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a hybrid between Habranthus robustus and Habranthus brachyandrus with pink trumpet flowers with a purplish-brown throat or greenish throat that rapidly forms offsets. It shows the best characteristics of both parents and makes an excellent border plant as it blooms sporadically all summer after heavy rains.

Habranthus x floryii is not the most beautiful Habranthus hybrid or species I grow, but it takes the cake for sheer bulb and bloom size. It opens pale pink and ages to white with pale pink tinged petal tips. This is probably the best of any rain lily candidate for landscape uses--its big and bold enough to really make a statement from a distance. Habranthus x floryii is a hardy hybrid of Habranthus robustus and Habranthus brachyandrus. It reproduces quickly to form large clumps and is easy to care for and very popular. Good for zones 8-10.

This hybrid is commonly marketed in the Dutch trade with such names as 'Amazing Jumbo', 'Cherry Cups', and many of names; its a variable hybrid. By whatever name, its the same plant.


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

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Liberty, North Carolina
Houston, Texas

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