Zephyranthes Hybrids Two

This page contains information about Zephyranthes hybrids with names that start with E-L.


Zephyranthes 'El Cielo' (syn. Z. sp. El Cielo) was found in cloud forests in Mexico and may be a naturally occurring hybrid. It does well with more shade than most rain lilies. It's also unusual because it flowers for most of the growing season, although rarely heavily. Photos taken June 2004 by Jay Yourch & Alani Davis.

Zephyranthes 'El Cielo', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'El Cielo', Alani DavisZephyranthes 'El Cielo', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'El Cielo', Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude' is a hybrid volunteer found growing among self-sown seedlings of Z. 'El Cielo', near a large patch of Z. 'Big Dude'. It got the broader petals from the pollen parent and the exserted stigma and anthers, as well as the habit of closing its flowers at night, from the seed parent. Its foliage is wider and more frost tolerant than 'El Cielo' and it does not go through a mid-spring semi-dormancy as do most selections of Z. 'Labuffarosea'. Photos taken July 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Zephyranthes 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude', Jay Yourch

Here are photos of its sister seedlings showing the variations in color and petal widths. Also see Z. 'Kathryn'.

Zephyranthes 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude', Alani DavisZephyranthes 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude', Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'Fantasy Island' is a hybrid made by Fadjar Marta of Indonesia. It has white flowers with pink veining along the petal edges. Photos taken September 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Zephyranthes 'Fantasy Island' closeup, Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Fantasy Island' profile, Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'Grandjax' is a hybrid of Z. grandiflora × Z. 'Ajax' (Z. candida × Z. citrina) with light pink flowers. It flowers abundantly and offsets readily, but is sterile. Photos taken July 2004 by Jay Yourch & Alani Davis.

Zephyranthes 'Grandjax' closeup, Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Grandjax', Alani DavisZephyranthes 'Grandjax', Alani DavisZephyranthes 'Grandjax', Alani DavisGroup of blooming Zephyranthes 'Grandjax', Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'Itsy Bitsy' is a white, small, spidery flowered selection of Z. 'Labuffarosea' made by Yucca Do Nursery. Photos taken August 2005 by Jay Yourch.

Zephyranthes 'Itsy Bitsy', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Itsy Bitsy', Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'Jakarta Jewel' is a hybrid made by Fadjar Marta of Indonesia with semi-double light pink flowers. Photos taken August 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Zephyranthes 'Jakarta Jewel' closeup, Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Jakarta Jewel' profile, Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'Joann Trial' is a hybrid involving Z. grandiflora made by Fadjar Marta of Indonesia. The pink flowers have beautiful dark pink veining. Photo taken August 2004 by Jay Yourch.

Zephyranthes 'Joann Trial' closeup, Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'Kathryn' is a hybrid of Z. 'El Cielo' × Z. 'Big Dude' made by Jay Yourch and named after his daughter. In most characteristics it is intermediate between its seed and pollen parents. Like its sister seedlings, its foliage is wider and more frost tolerant than Z. 'El Cielo' and it does not go through a mid-spring semi-dormancy as do most selections of Z. 'Labuffarosea'. These photos were taken in the evening when the flower had begun to close, it opens flat in brighter light. Photos taken May 2009 by Jay Yourch.

Zephyranthes 'Kathryn', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Kathryn', Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'Krakatau' is a hybrid made by Fadjar Marta of Indonesia. The flowers are small, but colorful, having reddish orange petals and yellow centers. Photos taken August 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Zephyranthes 'Krakatau', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Krakatau', Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea' (syn. Z. sp. 'Labuffarosa') was found and collected by Carl Schoenfeld (owner of Yucca Do Nursery) and John Fairey (owner of Peckerwood Garden) in the Sierra Chiquita in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. The large flowers open in the afternoon and are variable from white to pink, also bicolors. Z. drummondii, Z. traubii and an unknown pink Z. species are found growing in the same area and Z. 'Labuffarosea' is suspected to be a natural hybrid of these species.

This is a nice form with large, pink flowers selected by Messenbrink's Nursery of Nashville, North Carolina. Photos taken July 2004 by Jay Yourch & 2005 by Alani Davis.

Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea', Alani DavisZephyranthes 'Labuffarosea', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Labuffarosea', Alani DavisZephyranthes 'Labuffarosea', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Labuffarosea', Jay Yourch

The first two photos by Alani Davis show the variation of this hybrid complex. The third photo shows bulbs received from PBS BX 319 photographed by M. Gastil-Buhl on a 1 cm grid.

Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea', Alani DavisZephyranthes 'Labuffarosea', Alani DavisZephyranthes 'Labuffarosea', M. Gastil-Buhl

The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen.

Zephyranthes sp. 'Labuffarosea', Nhu NguyenZephyranthes sp. 'Labuffarosea', Nhu NguyenZephyranthes sp. 'Labuffarosea', Nhu NguyenZephyranthes sp. 'Labuffarosea', Nhu Nguyen

Named selections of Z. 'Labuffarosea' include 'Big Dude', 'Confection', 'Itsy Bitsy', 'Lily Pies', and 'Pink Panther'.


Zephyranthes 'Lily Pies' is a selection of Z. 'Labuffarosea' made by Yucca Do Nursery. It has pink tipped white flowers with wide, overlapping petals. Photos taken July 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Zephyranthes 'Lily Pies', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Lily Pies', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Lily Pies', Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes 'Lydia Luckman' is a hybrid made by Fadjar Marta of Indonesia. The flowers are pink with a light stripe down the center of each petal. Photos taken September 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Zephyranthes 'Lydia Luckman', Jay YourchZephyranthes 'Lydia Luckman', Jay Yourch

Zephyranthes hybrids A-D - Zephyranthes hybrids M-T - Zepyhranthes hybrids index - Zephyranthes species


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