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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Zephyranthes candida-White Rain Lily 

Forms a clump to about 12 inches tall and wide, with narrow, glossy, dark green leaves. In the early fall, it is covered with large white flowers. These little beauties are tolerant of a wide range of soils, exposures, and irrigation schedules, and are grown in many parts of the country. Here in the desert, rain lilies prefer some shade and ample irrigation in the summer months. If your plants burn to the ground in the heat, don't worry. They will recover from underground bulbs when water is applied, or as temperatures cool off. They are evergreen in the winter, and tolerate temperatures as low as 0. Although white rain lily is the most common, you can find yellow and pink flowering forms of Zephyranthes as well. USDA Zone 7. 


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