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Feb 26, 2017 9:35 PM CST
Community help needed:

I am seeking sources for purchasing:
- those lovely, small, Pink Rain Lily (bulbs? seeds?)
- individual or cluster (I am not sure if that comes from group planting or the plant type)

These would be for usage in Zone 9 - Austin Texas in Central Texas. We are barely within the foothills - and our temp ranges year round can go from 16 degrees to 115 degrees...but that would be an EXTREME year. Customarily, tho, we either get sufficient or deluges of rain. Historically, we also have occasional, substantial droughts tho not terribly lengthy ones beyond 1 yr. (typically speaking)
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Feb 27, 2017 10:43 AM CST
The plant you are looking for is called Zephyranthes rosea. They are pretty easy to find. You your area, I would plant them in light shade where sprinklers will hit them.
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Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Winter Sowing
Feb 27, 2017 12:11 PM CST
If you want to mail order, and have a choice of varieties, you might look at Plant Delights Nursery. They are really expensive but have lots of neat new varieties to choose from and their plants are wonderful. If you want the ordinary pink species, you can buy from Brent and Becky's Bulbs, WAY cheaper. You can get 50 bulbs for $20 and make a big clump or plant a few all over the place. Also, Probably you want genus Zephyranthes, but there are pink versions of the genus Lycoris, these are also bulbs that are sometimes called rain lilies (or Surprise Lilies or Naked Ladies).

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