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Author Topic: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023  (Read 838 times)

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Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« on: January 26, 2023, 03:35:28 AM »
The first rain-lilies for the year have been forms of Habranthus tubispathus.
Here's the pink form today
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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2023, 12:20:23 PM »
This is a hybrid I raised by crossing 'Russell Manning' (which I think is a form of Habranthus robustus) and Habranthus martinezii which I call 'Redesdale Star'
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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2023, 08:15:57 PM »
Hi Fermi,

Nice looking hybrid.

A few of my F1 Zephyranthes hybrids bloomed last year and I hope more will bloom this coming season. I have a limited gene pool to work with, however I think there is enough genetic variability where something interesting will show up in the F2 generations. This is still a few years down the road.

Anyway, thank you for sharing the photographs. I look forward to seeing some of your other species and hybrids as they come into bloom.
Robert Barnard
Sacramento & Placerville, Northern California, U.S.A.
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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2023, 03:19:45 PM »
Well, finally a few more rain-lilies! Presumably due to the 14mm of rain last week!
Firstly Habranthus martinezii
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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2023, 03:24:33 PM »
Zephyranthes 'Grandjax' is a hybrid between 'Ajax' (Z. candida x Z. citrina) x Z. grandiflora
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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2023, 02:32:35 PM »
This is Habranthus robustus grown from NARGS Seedex seed a few years ago
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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2023, 03:12:15 PM »
Rather than create a separate Thread for Rhodophiala, I thought I'd include them here.
This is a seedling of the orangey-red form of Rhodophiala bifida available in the trade (which I originally got from Hancocks' Daffodils in the 1980s!) - I always presumed that the parent was sterile or at least self sterile as I never got seed on them until it set a pod one year (and never since!). The parent has not flowered so far this year - I think because the clumps have become overshadowed so I'll have to do some trimming back of the surrounding shrubs!

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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2023, 03:14:31 PM »
This is the "Ox Blood" form of Rhodophiala bifida which I got from a friend, Josie R, from the Leongatha Horticultural Society
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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2023, 03:21:28 PM »
This is the "colony" of Rhodophiala bifida I got by crossing the "trade form" and the "Ox blood" forms.
The first stems flowered in mid-March (pic 1) and now most are in full bloom with more stems arising each day
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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2023, 03:24:20 PM »
This is the pink form of Rhodophiala bifida which I raised from seed sent by Forumist Santiago,
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Re: Rain-lilies: Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Cooperii, etc 2023
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2023, 01:18:52 AM »
Fermi,

I grow Rhodophiala and Habranthus; but Zephyranthes does not do well for me.

I don't think the issue is hardiness. Do you have any suggestions?
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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

 


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