Has a 4″ to 6″ tuft of outward-spreading grass-like foliage. Large, pink, open-faced, lily-like flowers (to 4”) with white throats bloom in summer. Flowers appear singly atop upright stems rising 10-12” tall above a tuft of outward-spreading, narrow, green, strap-shaped leaves. Flowers flatten out as the day progresses, eventually closing in the evening. Although each flower only lasts one to a few days (depending on temperature and sunlight), there can be multiple flushes of blooms throughout the season. Each day it does open, the color appears to fade. Other members of the genus bloom only once in spring or autumn.
In their native habitat, the flowers usually emerge a few days after a soaking rain after being dry for a period of time. However, they are likely to bloom if kept evenly moist.
Pronunciation: ze-fi-RANTH-eez gran-dih-FLOR-uh
Species Meaning: large-flowered
Zephyanthes grandiflora is native to Mexico, Central America.
The top of the bulb should be about an inch under the soil surface and 2-4” apart (or closer in containers as they do best when crowded and slightly pot-bound). They are most effective planted in groups or clumps.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21104
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from Pacific Bulb Society BX-473 #16.