Zephyranthes robustus
Zephyranthes robustus

Zephyranthes robustus

"Argentine rain lily"

Zephyranthes robustus

15 bulbs — £2.42

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Description

Often called the Argentine Rain Lily, it won’t surprise you to realize Zephyranthes syn. Habranthus robustus is a member of the Amaryllis family when it first opens its large soft pink blooms. The six very pale petals of this beautiful flower are highlighted with slightly bolder streaks down the centre or on the tips, strengthening the impact of this delicately coloured flower. The bright green centre rimmed with white is home to sunshine yellow anthers.

Blue-green foliage about a foot or 25 cm long supports the long stems of the softly romantic rain lily flowers. Zephyranthes robustus is a low maintenance plant which thrives in medium sun.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Habranthus robustus

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    90 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Toxic if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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