Common name: Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Rain Lily
Botanical name: Zephyranthes carinata Family: Amaryllidaceae (amarlyllis family)
Synonyms: Zephyranthes grandiflora
A native of Mexico, Pink Rain Lily is a bulbous plant, quite common in the cultivated areas of the Himalayas. It is also a popular house plant. It bears linear, hollow, strap-shaped or grass-like
leaves. The solitary flowers consisting of 6 pointed petals, borne on
a short scape are delicate and flourish throughout the rainy season,
especially after heavy showers.
A good garden soil is suitable and a sunny or semi-shady environment. It is
suitable for planting in pots, beds and clumps. An exceedingly delightful
effect can be produced by planting the various species in the grass. The
splashing arrays of flowers in different hues looks fascinating. It is useful
as a border plant in front of the shrubberies and can decorate windows when in
shallow pots or bowls. The propagation is by bulbs.
|Photographed in Delhi & Mussoorie.|