Sunday, August 24, 2008

Zephyranthes candida

Last picture here is of Z. candida & Z. citrina they're both blooming right now!

Family: Amaryllidaceae •
Genus: Zephyranthes •
Species: candida (Herbert)(1821)•
Country of Origin: Argentina and Uruguay •
Common Names: Rain-lily, Fairy-lily, Zephyr-lily •

Here's another of the Zephyranthes sp. that I talked about in my previous Zephyranthes post.
This is a white form which I'm 99.9% sure is Z. candida. What a beautiful flower, I love these little plants which are related to Amaryllis. I still have two more species that haven't bloomed yet a pink form Zephyranthes simpsonii and an unknown species (It hasn't flowered yet so I haven't been able to id it!). I'll post those when they bloom.

the Pacific Bulb Society has alot of info and pictures of all the different species.

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Titania said...

Eric, thank you for visiting. Zephirantes are great for borders and also easy to grow and increase. I think they are wonderful plants, no pampering always happy to grow and to flower.
Is it all right if I put you on my blog list? It makes it easier to find the blog. Yours is interesting for me because you grow similar plants but also very interesting new ones I like to know.

Sunita said...

Do you get the zephyr caterpillars (as I call them, because they only seem to feed on Zephyranthes leaves) too?
Take a look at my post 'The birds and the bees .... and butterflies too' if you want a better look at what I'm talking about.
Since we have similar climate and similar plants, I wonder whether we get visited by similar b'flies and their kids too.

julian said...

Nice - we have some of the white ones, but it's the first time I see other colours! I'll keep an eye out for those :)