Plants We Love: Pink Rain Lily

Plant name: Pink rain lily

Botanical name: Zephyranthes grandiflora

Flowers & Foliage: Large, pink, open-faced, lily-like flowers (to four inches) with white throats bloom in summer. Flowers appear singly atop upright stems rising 10- to 12-inches tall above a tuft of outward-spreading, narrow, green, strap-shaped leaves. Flowers flatten out as the day progresses, eventually closing in the evening. Plants in the genus Zephyranthes are sometimes commonly called rain lilies or rain flowers because they often burst into bloom immediately following periods of significant rain.

Plant type: Bulb

Height: 0.75 to 1 foot

Native range: Northern Mexico and Guatemala

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Information and image courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden (mobot.org/gardinghelp/plantfinder)

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