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Habranthus (Rain Lily) & Zephyranthes (Zephyr Lily)

Rain Lilies and Zephyr Lilies are closely related genera of mostly summer dormant bulbous plants from southern North America to South America. They have narrow, linear, more rarely strap-shaped leaves and showy yellow, orange, white or rose flower trumpets which are usually formed after the first rains in autumn. Species from Central and South America suit for any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter carefully water plants and keep at a minimum of some 10°C. Habranthus tubispathus (Rio Grande Copperlily) is one out of few reasonably winter hardy species and can be grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny and sheltered spot. All Habranthus and Zephyranthes species easily grown from seeds and most species will reach flowering size within one, respectively two years already!
Sow seeds flat on any well drained substrate and cover them slightly with sand or soil. Keep pots in full sun at some 20°C and soil always slightly moist from beneath. A temperature drop at night down to some 10°C to 15°C may significantly enhance germination in several species.
10 seeds per package.
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Habranthus brachyandrus (Dark Throated Rose Rain Lily)

Habranthus brachyandrus (Dark Throated Rose Rain Lily)

30cm, Dark Throated Rose Rain Lily is a more rarely cultivated species from Argentina and Brazil. Habranthus brachyandrus has narrow leaves and pale rose flowers with a distinctive dark violet throat. As in most rain lilies, flowers are born just before the new leaves emerge. For any rich, well drained substrate. In winter water plants carefully and keep them at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun. During dormancy keep bulbs dry. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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Habranthus robustus (Rose Rain Lily)

Habranthus robustus (Rose Rain Lily)

30cm, Rose Rain Lily is native from Argentina to Brazil and makes narrow leaves and pale rose flowers just before the leaves emerge. For any rich, well drained substrate. In winter water plants carefully and keep them at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun. An easily raised and very floriferous species which may reach flowering size within one year under good growing conditions. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package8450 € 0,99*
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Habranthus tubispathus (Rio Grande Copperlily)

Habranthus tubispathus (Rio Grande Copperlily)

20cm, Rio Grande Copperlily (syn. Habranthus andersonii) has showy, rich copper-yellow flower trumpets before the narrow leaves emerge. It is native of mountain meadows in the south-western USA and one out of few reasonably winterhardy species. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny and sheltered spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. Alternatively grow in pots under frostfree conditions at a winter minimum of some 10°C and careful watering. USDA Zone 8. V-VI.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package6645 € 2,99
Zephyranthes primulina (Yellow Rain Lily)

Zephyranthes primulina (Yellow Rain Lily)

15 (20)cm, Yellow Rain Lily is a Mexican species with narrow, grass-like leaves and pale lemon-yellow flowers with a typical pale reddish flush on the outside. For any rich, well drained substrate. In winter water plants carefully and keep them at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun. It may reach flowering size within one year under good growing conditions. V-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package8954 € 2,99