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Zephyranthes candida
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Zephyranthes candida

Candida Rain Lily

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Item #: 1183

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: South America

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

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This wonderful, semi-evergreen rain lily just can't be beaten as an easy-to-grow garden performer. The round, narrow, dark green foliage makes a thick clump. Beginning in summer, 1" tall, pure white, star-like flowers with dramatic golden stamens (pollen holders) arise just above the foliage. Zephyranthes candida makes a great specimen clump, but when used in a mass or for a border, it is simply indescribable! Although quite durable, Zephyranthes candida performs best in a rich or very moist site.