Zephyranthes drummondii

Boyce Tankersley btankers@gmail.com
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:40:50 PST
Brings back good memories.  This was one of the few native bulbs on the
ranch I grew up on in southwestern Texas.  Interesting how your comment
about fragrance brought memories of the scent back.  On the ranch they
bloomed after a rain but in a wetter climate there may be other triggers
for flowering.

I don't think it would be hardy here but I may have to give it a try.

Boyce Tankersley
Northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:43 PM, Ina <klazina@orcon.net.nz> wrote:

> It has taken some years to have enough of an increase in these bulbs to
> become a patch of flowers.  Then a couple of nights ago I happened to go
> past them after dark.  It was a wind-still evening and the scent from
> the Z. drummondii was just amazing.  And the white of the flowers almost
> glowed in the dark.
> It was the first time I had that experience since planting the seed in
> 2008.  And the scent was still there the following morning.  Now I see
> what is meant by them being night flowering. As the flowers are open
> during day and night for some days, it had not been so noticeable.
> --
> Ina Crossley
> Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10
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