Rain Lily, Rainlily, Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily

Zephyranthes albiella

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

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 bulbils

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:

Brookline, New Hampshire

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 15, 2018, AmyInNH from Brookline, NH wrote:

I planted these a LONG time ago and I thought it had died long ago. All this time, I thought the leaves I was seeing were muscari. Last year, and this year, I caught it in flower. Apparently it's not supposed to live in zone 5, but it's alive and well. In blazing sun and sandy soil, the flowers are sun bleached white. Still a little beauty though.
I'd rate it positive, as I've not done anything to maintain them, however, if it has been flowering every year, it must be a brief bloom, because I'd not seen it bloom for ... 20 years!

Neutral

On Aug 9, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Named by Traub in 1950 found in Colombia, Bogota. Northern S. America and perhaps central America. Small bulbs, dainty flowers and shiny foliage.

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