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Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea' - Giant Prairie Lily

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Synonyms: [x Cooperanthes 'Labufaroseus']
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea' (Giant Prairie Lily) - This bulb is in a group of plants called the rain lilies that are native to Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala and include the Zephyranthes, Habranthus, Haylockia and Cooperanthe. This incredibly prolific flowering rain lily is a naturally occurring hybrid rain lily discovered in 1990 at 4,000' elevation in Tamaulipas, Mexico by Carl Schoenfeld and John Fairey, then partners in Yucca Do Nursery. It has dark green glossy leaves and in late summer through early fall arise on 8 to 12 inch tall stems the 3" wide upwardly facing clear pink flowers with overlapping petals that age to light pink or nearly white. These nearly pest proof bulbs don't seem to be picky about the soil. Plant in full sun. Hardy in USDA Zones 7-10. Noted rain lily expert Thad M. Howard has noted in his book “Bulbs for Warm Climates” (University of Texas Press, 2001) that he believes this plant is a hybrid of Cooperia and Zephyranthes and notes that the name should be x Cooperanthes 'Labufaroseas' and not 'Labufarosea' because the name suggests the mountain on which it was found and the color of the flower.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea'.