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How to Grow and Care for Fairy Lily Plants

Zephyranthes

This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringWhite flowering plantPink flowering plantHow to Use the Plant Care Icons at The Garden Helper April 4,1998 DEAR GARDENER, I JUST BOUGHT A BUTTERFLY BUSH AND RECIEVED ABOUT 6 SEEDS OF FAIRY LILIES, I LIVE IN KENTUCKY AND I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL WHERE THE BEST PLACE TO PLANT FAIRY LILIES AND GIVE ME A LITTLE INFO ON THEM PLEASE. THANK-YOU. GIRL IN KY
A White Flowering Fairy Lily in Bloom, Zephyranthes candida
A Fairy Lily, Zephyranthes, is also called a 'rain lily' because of its tendency in the wild to bloom after a rainfall. Plant the bulbs about an inch and a half deep, and 3 inches apart in a part of the garden that receives full sun. They require a rich, sandy soil with a little bone meal added in. Zephyranthes are tender bulbs, so if you live in an area of hard freezes, you will have to dig the bulbs and re plant again in early spring. Fairy Lilies do very well growing in a flower pot, in a sunny window, as long as it's semi cool. If you have the right spot in your house, plant them all in the same 6 inch pot. That's what I'd do!