Rain Lily Mixed (Bulbs) Zephyranthes- Pink ,yellow and white Bloom.Deer Resistant
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Rain lily plants (Habranthus robustus syn. Zephyranthes robusta) grace the dappled shade garden bed or container, producing adorable blooms following rain showers. Growing rain lilies is not difficult when the right conditions are available to the plant. Rain lily bulbs produce diminutive blossoms in abundance once they’re settled in the right spot.
Also known as the zephyr lily, fairy lily, and rain flower, Zephyranthes plants are reliably hardy in zones 7-11. Gardeners in colder growing zones can still enjoy these plants in containers, where they perform reliably as border fillers. The plants grow from three to eighteen inches tall, and bloom from summer until frost depending on the variety.
Rain lilies generally produce three upright petals and three identical sepals, ranging from narrow to broad. The foliage is grassy and bright green, and tends to have a prostrate habit: think of the narrow foliage of grape hyacinth bulbs, which is similar. An individual flower will only last a few days, with the heaviest flush of bloom occurring first. The bulbs may bloom occasionally throughout the rest of the season, especially after a heavy rain.
How to Plant Rain Lilies
Choose an area in full sun with average to rich garden soil. Some dappled shade or afternoon shade is tolerated, especially in hot climates. The bulbs exhibit tolerance to a wide range of drainage situations, so try your luck with these in both boggy and sandy conditions. Plant the bulbs in the fall four to eight inches deep; plant deeper in sandy soil or if you live in a marginal growing zone and want to ensure hardiness. These bulbs also thrive when planted in a state of active growth, which gardeners appreciate as they can see the foliage and blooms before making a purchasing decision.