Sternbergia and Zephyranthes

J.E. Shields
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:04:03 PDT
Hi all,

Zephyranthes are mainly summer growing, and need both heat and lots of 
water in summer.  Cooler and dryish in winter should be OK.  They are 
called Rain Lilies because they tend to bloom most following heavy 
rains.  Some grow and bloom only when there is standing water near them.

Try growing them under glass or plastic, in full sun, with the pots 
standing in saucers filled with water in summer. I can't guarantee results, 
but this might help.

Jim Shields

At 11:55 AM 10/27/2013 -0700, Jane wrote:
>I can't help with Kathleen's question about Zephyranthes, except to
>suggest that her home on the Pacific shore doesn't get enough summer
>heat (especially at night) for them to flower. .....

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Lat. 40° 02.8' N, Long. 086° 06.6' W

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