Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rain Lilies, Part Two

After the pink rain lilies (Zephyranthes grandiflora) that I have been tending for over a year finally bloomed a few days ago, the yellow rain lilies (Zephyranthes citrina) that I only bought and planted this spring suddenly had to outdo them, producing not one but two flowers. Like their pale pink relatives, these developed rapidly - the buds appeared breaking through the ground one afternoon, and two days later the flowers opened.

Yellow rain lilies (Zephyranthes citrina)

I know to those of you who garden in climates where these are hardy this is not particularly exciting, as these can be quite self-reliant and prolific. For me, however, getting two species of rain lilies to bloom so unexpectedly and within little more than a week of another is quite a success.

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