- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Flowering Height
- 15-20 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/7 cm
- Whites & Creams
Resembling dainty quails’ eggs, Zephyranthes ‘Candida’ feature a bright yellow centre surrounded by white petals. Bursting open in successive flushes, the crocus-like, cupped blooms are borne on slender stems, surrounded by linear, grassy foliage. These neat, petite alpines prefer a sunny location and will tolerate a range of soil conditions. The diminutive flowers are best appreciated in rockeries, gravel gardens and containers where they can be viewed up close. Naturalising readily, you will soon have a carpet of these charmers to enliven your late summer display. These half-hardy perennials will need some protection from winter wet and frost to guarantee a repeat display every year.
Plant Zephyranthes in a sunny, well-drained spot where they will spread freely in the garden. Sandy soil types which have a neutral to slightly acidic pH suit these plants best.
Plant bulbs in groups or drifts, 5cm deep, spaced 10cm apart in the soil. Water generously after planting and allow to settle.
Drought tolerant Zephyranthes, known as rain lilies, spring into flower in late summer, usually following a heavy rain soaking and enjoy humid conditions.