Rain Lily

Friday, April 17, 2009

These little beauties were found along the paver of my church compound. They are so wonderful to look at especially when your eyes are tired.

Rain Lily (Zephyranthes Candida) is also known as Fairy Lily or Zephyr Lily. This plant tends to bloom after heavy rain. Though their blooms are small but when you have a bed of Rain Lily in your garden, all burst in bloom on its grass like leaves, it is certainly a lovely sight to behold.

Rain Lily grows well where soil drains well with full sunlight, or under shade but at the hottest spot of the garden. They can be planted in containers as well. When the leaves grows long, just trim them and they will grow back in no time.

Actually Rain Lily is considered a type of wildflower. But isn't this a pretty wildflower?

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  1. Hi Steph, I've heard of these zephyr lilies..I bet mighty pretty planted en masse. And I really loved the previous post on the many different types of hibiscus...all so beautiful!

  2. Sounds like the perfect plants for me here in rainy (well, not this week!) Portland, OR. I really like the one in the lower left corner.

  3. Very nice. I lost a bunch after I tried to overwinter them in Chicago.

  4. Hi Steph, I really like Rain Lilies. Some are yellow, too. I grow mine in the shade and find that they like a lot of water (and they bloom with the rain).

  5. Hi Stephanie, To be honest, I haven't heard of rain lilies. I guess my level of knowledge re: gardening shows! I'm a novice--oh well! I would love to look into these plants more--they are beautiful! I'll keep them in mind. I think I'd need to put them in a very shady place (with a little sun) and give them LOTS of water. I don't know if they'd make it through the winter's here (it gets down to zero and even below, not frequently, but it can get pretty cold!).

  6. Oh Steph I love the pink with the yellow eyes. So pretty!

  7. I planted some of these little beauties this year in my own garden. Now I can't remember if I got the pink or white, lol. :)

  8. This rain lily is truly beautiful. Wildflowers are the best, nature unscripted!

  9. Using Picasa now? Nice! Yup, I like these pink little flowers in church... very pretty :)

  10. we do have both white and pink lilies...



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