Zephyranthes / Habranthus

James SHIELDS jshields46074@gmail.com
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:48:15 PDT

A picture is absolutely necessary, as well as some dimensions -- it
actually sounds to me like Habranthus tubispathus (a.k.a. H. andersonii, H.
texanus, etc.)  Otherwise, anything we suggest would just be wild guesses.
The only really apricot colored rain lilies I have seen are hybrids, but
some forms of tubispathus come close.

There are about 170-180 recognized species of Habranthus and Zephyranthes.
The commonest species in collections -- because it seeds around, I suppose
-- is H. tubispathus.  I have received it under several different names
from seed exchanges.

Jim S.

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 10:23 AM, Jude Haverington <tylus.seklos@gmail.com>

> Hi folks,
> I'm not convinced that my message from last night made it through - so I'm
> trying again. If it's a duplicate, my apologies.
> Yesterday I found one of my "lost tag" bulbs flowering - it is clearly a
> Zephyranthes or Habranthus - but it has apricot orange flowers. It is also
> self-fertile. It has a seed pod from a previous flower that I didn't see,
> which also tells me that it has flowered twice, in a short period of time,
> with one single flower each time.
> Any ideas? I am sure the color could be a dead giveaway since it's such an
> unusual color.
> Thanks!
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