Photo by Melody
If you're looking for the today's articles, look no further than here!

PlantFiles: Rain Lily, Rainlily, Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily
Zephyranthes primulina

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zephyranthes (ze-fi-RANTH-eez) (Info)
Species: primulina (prim-yoo-LEE-na) (Info)

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Click thumbnail
to view:

By dmj1218
Thumbnail #1 of Zephyranthes primulina by dmj1218

By dmj1218
Thumbnail #2 of Zephyranthes primulina by dmj1218

By dmj1218
Thumbnail #3 of Zephyranthes primulina by dmj1218

By dmj1218
Thumbnail #4 of Zephyranthes primulina by dmj1218


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This species was first identified by Howard and Ogden in 1990 and is native to northeastern Mexico. This species blooms about two months earlier than Zephyranthes reginae in my garden and long before Zephyranthes citrina. The robust flowers are light yellow, do not fade in color on subsequent days, the leaves are wider, glossy, and tinted purple at their base. Simply stunning in bud form! It prefers full/partial sun, medium moisture levels, and is a vigorous grower and seed producer. Recommended for growing in zones 8-10. Like all of Howard's introductions--they make superb garden plants!

Positive mbandaka On Feb 27, 2003, mbandaka wrote:

The plants of this species that I purchased as nursery grown stock are INDEED distinct and wonderful as compared to Z citrina. They are the earliest yellow (lemon) zeph I grow and so far have the record for repeat bloom of all the species I grow. The color does NOT fade significantly which is delightful. It is very self fertile and apparently cross fertile as well. Excellent.


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

Stockville, Nebraska
Houston, Texas (2 reports)

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America