How to Grow and Care for Fairy Lily Plants
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 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!