Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes drummondii) in the Rain Lilies Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Zephyranthes drummondii Accepted
Cooperia pedunculata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Other: Blooms are stimulated and flower best when triggered by rainfall
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 2 to 4 weeks
Depth to plant seed: 1/8 inch
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Collect shiny black seeds from capsules when yellow and beginning to split. Viability decreases rapidly after harvest; sow fresh seeds on moist potting soil and add enough media on top to cover. Press gently. Place in indirect light and keep moist.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Identify this Flower by Nicxr Aug 10, 2018 6:49 PM 1
Is it a wild onion? by Naylah Jun 27, 2018 11:56 PM 3
Flower I've never seen? by JamesAcclaims Aug 24, 2016 11:55 AM 12

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