Habranthus ruber

Red Brazilian Rain Lily

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Item #: 13659

Zones: 8b to 10b, guessing

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Brazil

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)


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Habranthus ruber is a very rare rain lily species from open fields and woodland edges in the southern Brazilian province of Rio Grande do Sul, where it was first described in 1970. Although not winter hardy outdoors here in Zone 7b, it is a special collector plant that should be in all serious bulb collections. The small, rain lily-size, deciduous bulbs sprout 1' tall spikes for us in mid-August, each topped with 1-2 large scarlet orange flowers that open outfacing before drooping slightly the second day. Habranthus ruber has the closest to red color of all members of the genus known for mainly white and pink flowers. Fortunately, it's quite easy to grow in a container.