Item #: 2417
Zones: 7a to 10b
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Z. jonesii is a naturally occurring hybrid between the night-blooming Z. chlorosolen and, possibly, the day-blooming Habranthus tubispathus var. texensis. The result is an afternoon-blooming fragrant rain lily with glossy green, rounded foliage emerging from a solitary bulb (it rarely offsets). The bulbs are topped with flowers, from midsummer through early fall...the first day, the flowers are dark yellow with a brown-tinged exterior, and the second day, they change to a light creamy yellow. The seed from our plants were collected near Victoria, TX (east coast) after a major flood in the summer of 1998. We risked our lives amongst thousands of giant man-eating mosquitoes to pluck a few seeds from plants in the highway medians!