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Zephyranthes candida

Common Name:
Rain lily
Plant Type:
Bulbous perennial
Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
Plant Size:
6-10 inches high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Rain lilies are easily grown bulbous perennials of the Amaryllis family. This evergreen species with 8-12 inch rush-like, bright green leaves quickly forms dense clumps. In late summer and fall it carries many one and a half to two inch white, crocus shaped blossoms. A beautiful plant for rock gardens, edging and containers. Sun or light shade, most soils, moderate to occasional watering. A short summer drought will promote heavier bloom. Hardy to 0 degrees F or below.