Getting Rain Lilies to Bloom

Ina Crossley
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:47:31 PST
Thank you Monica, that is most interesting.  Scott Ogden is a helpful, 
knowledgeable guy, has cleared up one or two of my queries over time.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

On 24/11/2013 1:25 p.m., Monica Swartz wrote:
>   I asked Scott Ogden to sort it out for me and
> took notes so you'all can go relabel your pots. The giant prairie
> lily, Zephyranthes drummondii (aka Cooperia pedunculata or
> Sceptranthes) has very broad grey leaves, perhaps the broadest leaves
> of any Zephyranthes so it is easy to ID on sight. It flowers most
> often in the spring. The other common rain lily from this area is
> also white night flowered (probably shares a pollinator) but it has
> narrow, more typical leaves and is properly named Zephyranthes
> chlorosolen (aka Cooperia drummondii). It flowers most often in the
> fall but both species will flower together, especially in summer. I
> hope this clears up some confusion, it did for me.

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