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Zephyranthes x 'Krakatau'

Rain Lily

Plant Type:

ARID LAND PLANTS

Zephyranthes x ‘Krakatau’ – This hybrid Rain Lily is gorgeous. The red touched with orange 6-petaled blossoms complete with bright yellow hearts begin blooming here in the middle part of summer continuing ‘til frost. Though the individual flowers of ‘Krakatau’ are not large, they are plentiful and the color combo makes them a showy standout. Color is apparently mutable because in pots this beauty has also exhibited a beautiful deep coral-pink tone. Gradual increase from this clumping bulb. The flower ages to softer peach tones over grassy mounds of arching dark green foliage in the full sun condition in which it is happy. Pot grown bulbs.


 


Height:

8-10 in

Colors:

Red Orange

Zone:

(5b through 6 sheltered)7 to 9
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Item Description Price  
ZEPKRAK Zephyranthes 'Krakatau' (2.5 inch Square Extra Deep – 9.5 fluid ounces / 280 ml.) $14.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Zephyranthes x 'Krakatau'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Edging
  • Potted Plant
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Offset

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.