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Zephyranthes flavissima
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Zephyranthes flavissima

Yellow Rain Lily

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Item #: 1185

Zones: 7a to 9b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Argentina, Brazil

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

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Zephyranthes flavissima is a South American rain lily that's one of those can't-miss plants for the blackest of thumbs. The semi-evergreen clump of rounded, needle-thin, glossy green foliage makes a small clump to 1' wide. Beginning in early summer and continuing into early fall, Zephyranthes flavissima is topped with beautiful 1" wide, golden star-shaped flowers...great en masse or as a feature in the rock garden. Zephyranthes flavissima naturally grows in a riverine (along a river) environment, so it performs best in moist or regular acidic garden soil...this one does not like alkalinity.