Zephyranthes candida is native to South America including Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil.. This is also called as white windflower and Peruvian swamp lily. Propagation of zephyr lilyis by bulbs. These are exceptionally hardy bulbous plants. Zephyranthes candida was first described by John Lindley in 1823 as Amaryllis candida. The name is derived from Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind. Zephyranthes candida need full Sun to partial shade. If the summer is too harsh then place them in shade during afternoon. It is suitable for planting in beds and pots. The water needs are average. But its important to water regularly. It is tolerant of poor drainage and periodic flooding. It is also tolerant to Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline soil. The flowers bloom from June to August – September.
Common Name: White Rain Lily, Rain lily, Fairy lily, Autumn rain-lily, Peruvian swamp-lily
Scientific: Zephyranthes candida
Pronunciation: Zef-a-RAN-thes can-DEE-da
Native to: South America, Argentine, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Max Height: 18 Inches
Propagation Methods: Bulbs
Bloom Color : White
Bloom Time: June, July, August, September
Duration: Herbaceous Perennial,
Invasive potential: Not Invasive Some important Websites: Invasive and Noxious Plants, Invasive Plants of North America, Invasive Alien Plant Alert, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Mostly pests and Disease free See also Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 -11
Uses: Beds, Pots and Rocky Gardens
Soil: Well drained and moist but tolerant of poor drainage and periodic flooding
Soil pH: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline soil pH in the range 5.8 to 8 Soil pH: What it Means,Soil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil PH
More Info: University of Florida
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