One of the most widely adapted rain lilies in the South, this late summer/fall bloomer quickly clumps into impressive clusters of white star-shaped flowers. This lovely lily multiplies rapidly and will brighten your garden at a time when most blooms are wilting in the heat. They thrive in full summer sun, but they do very well in partial shade also. They grow up to a foot tall, and the blooms appear to be sitting on a sea of green grass. Like the rest of their family, the white rain lilies bloom a few days after a summer shower. They have been known to perform well under irrigation as well.
These amazing versatile lilies can be planted anywhere from containers to rock gardens to water gardens. They prefer wet feet which makes them a great addition to those lower-lying areas that stay damp after a hard rain. The white rain lily does well even if it is in standing water for several days. They look amazing when planted along pathways or garden borders. Extremely dry soils will cause it to eventually decline so be sure to water if it is a dry summer.
This rain lily is often overlooked as an amazing addition to the garden because people think that it is "simply white" and not eye-catching. Don't get us wrong. We love the pop of color that the Zephyranthes grandiflora and citrina (the pink and yellow rain lilies) give us. By itself, the white rain lily puts on an impressive late summer show. Its clean lines and simplicity can also be used though to help draw one's attention to something else that you want to showcase. Can you think of anything in your garden that wouldn't look great next to dark green foliage and white flowers?
Really we could have this one under the "Blooming Now" section as the white rain lilies that we have for sale are blooming. It is August, and that means it is HOT here in Texas and most places! On top of the heat, we have had less than 1.6 inches of rain for the last two months here. We have been watering our rain lilies though and a few are showing their appreciation by giving us some blooms. Other summer flowers are almost completely spent by now, but this beauty is just beginning to show what she is made of. The foliage is a lovely dark green, and this little perennial flower is perky and thriving. The white rain lily looks delicate, but she is durable and hardy. These 4" pots have been in full sun to partial shade in our 100+ degree temperatures all summer long. Many of our pots are bursting at the seams--literally. The bulbs have been multiplying in their four-inch pots and are ready to spread far and wide once planted. They still have plenty of time to get established in your garden before the first frost.
Will they bloom? Everyone wants to know if the flowers from our plants will bloom when they get the plants. That's hard to answer because the answer is possibly, maybe, it depends. It depends on how late in the season you are planting them. It depends on how rough they were treated in transit to your home because that can shock them, and they might need a little time to recover. Perennial bulbs will recover easily though because they have been growing and taking in nutrients for months. It depends on how much you pamper them. Do you water them every day trying to help them get adjusted to their new home or do you just wait for the rain? With plants, you can immediately see where you are planting them and how they will look. The important thing is that you are planting these perennials to perform well for next season. Perennial gardeners are always looking ahead. Remember you're planting a story, and these bulbs are for a lifetime!
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