Zephyranthes: Greenhouse Plants

C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)

Family: Amaryllidaceae

America

The common name for these attractive little bulbs is Wind Flower derived from Zephyros, the west wind. Most of them flower during spring and summer, spending the rest of the year in a dormant state from which they should be brought back in February or March by gradual watering. Once potted into well-drained loamy compost it then pays not to disturb them until they are well potbound.

Zephyranthes Candida from Argentina and Uruguay is the exception, as it bears its white flowers in September and October and retains its leaves throughout the year. There are many species with mostly white, pink, yellow or orange flowers.

05. August 2013 by admin
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