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Author Topic: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019  (Read 5779 times)

fermi de Sousa

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Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« on: January 27, 2019, 04:43:02 AM »
I was surprised to see these Habranthus tubispathus (pink and salmon-pink forms) in flower after only 0.6mm of rain last night! ???
Then I remembered that we had the sprinkler on this area a few days ago ;D
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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 02:24:54 AM »
Habranthus brachyandrus, second flower this season - the first opened while I was away last month
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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 05:58:00 AM »
I find it very difficult to make them bloom at home, probably because it rains too often..
 Is it because they can not rest?

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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 10:38:42 AM »
Hi Veronique,
I have been told that.
The pot had dried out earlier on before I started watering it.
Growing it in a pot means you can control when it gets water
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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 08:39:46 PM »
Some Zephyranthes atamasco are blooming in the greenhouse.  These bulbs were sent to me from Florida and North Carolina,  and they occur in the coastal states of the Southeast.  Mine grow from about January into early summer, spending the warm months outdoors and the cold months inside the greenhouse.

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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 08:54:09 PM »
Also blooming right now, the first blooms, I think, on Zephyranthes huastecana. Seeds received from Brent Hine, UBC Botanical Garden, in October 2014. My number 2955. According to the old IBS web site, this species was named by Dr. Thad Howard. It has pink flowers, is somewhat hardy to cold (probably the cold in Texas anyway), and forms the largest bulb among rain lilies. Native to Mexico. The proper name may now be Zephyranthes lindleyana 'Horseshoe Falls.'  Incidentally, some regular Z. lindleyana are blooming right now in the same greenhouse.

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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 03:42:19 PM »
All  lovely  flowers but  those Zephyranthes atamasco  are  just  gorgeous!
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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 11:20:20 PM »
I think I missed posting these when the plant actually bloomed this spring. This is Zephyranthes morrisclintii, from the state of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. It blooms early, and in my greenhouse here it was the first rainlily to bloom this spring. According to Thad Howard's book, "Bulbs for Warm Climates," it does not offset so must be propagated from seeds.


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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2019, 10:32:12 PM »
Hab. Jumbo purple
zephranthes Lillypie
Zephranthes Pink panther
Zephranthes Drummondi San Carlos

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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2019, 11:05:54 PM »
Nice Paul, I've got the San Carlos form but it hasn't flowered for me yet. It is meant to be evening-fragrant, do you agree?
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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2019, 09:26:38 PM »
Gail - it’s very nicely scented indeed- sweet sharp and spicey. I have another drummondii too. One smells much stronger than the other but both smell great. I’ve got fresh seeds if you’d like some

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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2019, 09:41:33 PM »
Gail - it’s very nicely scented indeed- sweet sharp and spicey. I have another drummondii too. One smells much stronger than the other but both smell great. I’ve got fresh seeds if you’d like some
I would indeed, yes please. I'll pm you.
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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2019, 06:12:39 AM »
Zephranthes Bangkok Yellow.

No scent that I could detect
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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2019, 01:38:27 PM »
Zephranthes Kings Ransom

I love the traffic light colours

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Re: Rain-lilies: Habranthus, Zephyranthes, Cooperia, etc 2019
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2019, 05:32:25 PM »
I think I've seen Zephyranthes atamasco growing along roadside ditches in north Florida..is that likely?
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