Common name: Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Rain Lily
Botanical name: Zephyranthes candida Family: Amaryllidaceae (amarlyllis family)
A native of the warmer parts of America, Fairy Lily is a half-hardy bulbous plant
bearing 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.