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Zephyranthes sp. 'Itsy Bitsy'

Rain Lily

Plant Type:


Zephyranthese sp. ‘Itsy Bitsy’ – This is the 2nd Zephyranthes Yucca Do Nursery offering. It’s a dwarf grower with lovely white flowers facing the sky like a mirror to the stars atop the strap-shaped leaves. It’s a sweet little thing from Tamaulipus, Mexico. 'Itsy Bitsy' will slowly increase. Pot grown bulbs.


5 in




(5b through 6 sheltered)7 to 9
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Genus Overview: Zephyranthes

Common Name: Rain Lily

I have a growing affection for these easy care, beautiful flowering bulbs which for us begin flowering successively in middle-late summer continuing into autumn. Buds quickly emerge after a shower, hence, their common name: Rain Lily. We have planted ours, in the case of Z. sp. 'Labuffarosa' and Z. candida at the south foundation of our home where they have clumped-up with their clean grassy green foliage through the growing season topped with their resplendent flowers later. For years I have draped burlap over them to "get them through the winter" but stopped this practice a few years back; it has neither hurt nor slowed them down in the least. And at the 2011 time they've been in the ground here for 12 years having come through every kind of weird and changeable winter we have in northeastern Connecticut. And though they are sheltered in this spot I venture to say they seem to demonstrate greater hardiness than perhaps once thought. And now, through the magnificent breeding work of Fadjar Marta of Indonesia, glorious new colors are coming available. All are offered as flowering-sized bulb offsets from their moms! However, we have not yet planted any of his remarkable offerings in the ground as of yet as we are building up stock. Plant Rain Lily in fertile draining soil in full sun up north.