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Rain Lily, Rainlily, Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily 'Grandjax'


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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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 Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Phoenix, Arizona

Hialeah, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Titusville, Florida

Williston, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Concord, Texas

Manor, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

San Augustine, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 9, 2010, texasmark from Manor, TX wrote:

I have a nice patch of these, which bloom readily either after a good rain or when watered deeply following a dry spell. I've never seen seed pods though, and I think this hybrid is sterile. It multiplies rapidly by offset, however, so there's always enough to share. The color combination of soft pink, rich green eye, gold stamens, and white pistil is very beautiful. One of my favorite rain lilies among more than a dozen that I grow.


On Jun 9, 2007, Gardenladybug from South Florida, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Beautiful small blooms. Wonderful to look at after Summer rains. Planted under a tree as a ground cover. Bulb comes back every year.


On Oct 30, 2005, podster from Deep East Texas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Enjoyable blooms after drenching rains. Kept in a pot. Notice the seed pods. Easy to harvest and plant.


On Sep 25, 2005, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Usually has two or three big flushes of flowers every summer. A hybrid of Zephyranthes 'Ajax' (Z. candida Z. citrina) x Z. grandiflora.