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Rain Lily, Rainlily, Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily
Zephyranthes katherinae 'Jacala Crimson'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zephyranthes (ze-fi-RANTH-eez) (Info)
Species: katherinae (KATH-er-in-ay) (Info)
Cultivar: Jacala Crimson

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 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)

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:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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)

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Zephyrhills, Florida

Fredonia, Kansas

Mont Belvieu, Texas

Temple, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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Positive

On Dec 18, 2010, tchb from Zephyrhills, FL wrote:

Wild varieties, mostly pale pink, dance in the dry meadows after a rare spring rain in central Florida. My garden variety tends to bloom only after I let the soil dry completely and then provide a complete soaking of the soil. Easy to divide the small bulbs whether in the garden or from a meadow. Needs full sun. May bloom several times from April to September, again, usually after a period of drought.

Neutral

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

Identified by Spencer 1986 and native to Mexico; forms are known in pink, rose, red, and yellow and thought to be natural hybrids of Zephyranthes katherinei var. lutea (yellow) and Zephyranthes katherinei var. rubra (rose).