White Rain Lily

The forecast is calling for the year’s first snowfall today followed by a wet and rainy weekend. In order to beat the weather I spent two hours before dark yesterday hustling to get the remaining bulbs and transplants into the ground.

Today the anticipation of spring flowers reminded me of the clusters of white rain lilies (Zephyranthes candida) that were in bloom back in September at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

These were found tucked into a patch of bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), but they are also a good choice for containers if you lack space or your climate is too cold to sustain a permanent planting outdoors (as mine is).

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2 thoughts on “White Rain Lily

  1. These are such a pretty alternative to more common spring bulb ephemerals, not that there’s anything wrong with hyacinths and tulips….

    So delicate and lovely. Thanks for sharing, and good job on getting them in the ground!

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