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Rain Lily Bulbs Mix

Plant these little gems and enjoy the show when they bloom, usually after a heavy rain. Pastel colors, including yellow, pink and white. (Zephyranthus)
Bag of 25

Price: $26.95

Sale: $13.48

$0.54 Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 6-10" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 29BULB25
Common Name Rain Lilies or Fairy Lilies
Botanical Name Zephyranthus
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 6-10" tall
Bulb Size 6 cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-3" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Hardy in zones 7-10
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Have you ever seen Rain Lilies? They were probably a favorite of your grandmother's; I know they were a favorite of mine. She always had 'Rain Lilies' in the lawn at her South Florida home. This little lily (only about 10' tall) is a tropical wildflower, and hardy only in zones 7 to 10. But gardeners everywhere can plant them as annuals; they're great in patio pots. These little jewel-like flowers are a big favorite with kids.

Why 'Rain Lilies?' Because they tend to bloom after a heavy rain. In fact, they'll do it 6 or 8 times during spring, summer and fall! After a dry period, you get some soaking rain, and then when the sun comes out the next day, there they are adding brilliant color wherever you planted them. In the lawn, like fall crocus, is great, but they're also lovely at the front of the garden, in front of foundation plantings, and along walks. And in warm areas, they multiply freely. Enjoy!

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Reviews

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American MeadowsZephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15
 
3.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Low maintenance (5)
  • Reliable growth (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (5)
    • Garden (4)
    • Border control (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (6), Casual hobbyist (4), Getting started (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Squeee! Love Love Love!

    I've never lived anywhere that these would grow, but I wanted something out in the lawn to bridge the gap between the spring crocus and the fall crocus. Looks like I got my...Read complete review

    I've never lived anywhere that these would grow, but I wanted something out in the lawn to bridge the gap between the spring crocus and the fall crocus. Looks like I got my wish! I planted them a few days before a big rainstorm was due- just used my hori hori to poke holes in the lawn, pushed the bulbs down, gave the lawn a sprinkling, and ignored them until the other day when I glanced out and WHEEE! Beautiful bursts of pink all over the lawn! These are a definite WIN in my book.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pretty, but not that exciting.

    It's pretty, but as a beginner gardener, it's too much work. I don't really have time/skills to store and save bulbs so I definitely prefer flowers that I can just leave in...Read complete review

    It's pretty, but as a beginner gardener, it's too much work. I don't really have time/skills to store and save bulbs so I definitely prefer flowers that I can just leave in the garden during the winter. This is not one of them. I would still recommend this flower to more experienced gardeners though.

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    5.0

    Perfect for Rain Garden!

    By Bev

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors
    • Will Self-seedmultiply

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rain Gardens
      • Wet Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

      I ordered these rain lily bulbs specifically for a rain garden in a area where water accumulates afer a rain for a few hours to overnight.
      What's great about them is I just plant and let them go. They will proliferate on their own and every bloom produces charcoal like seeds I let fall into the rain garden bed.
      Flowering is intermittent and triggered by rain. Luckily I live in Florida where rain is routine.
      Only disappointment is not every bulb grew; just 18 of 25, but still not a bad result and they will spread themselves.

       
      5.0

      rain lilies 25 clearance

      By Darlene

      from near Allentown, PA

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

            bulbs in good shape

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Zero blooms - Cannot recommend in Zone 6

            By gardening4fun

            from Fishersville, VA

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                  I thought the photos were so pretty, and the customer reviews were enticing. So, when I showed them to my husband, he said he would like to buy me some for Valentine's Day 2013. I eagerly accepted the offer and bought 4 bags. We live in hardiness zone 6, bordering 7, and I had no intention of digging them up and bringing them in every winter. Still, having the opportunity to enjoy them all summer long appealed to me a lot more than cut flowers that would soon fade after Valentine's Day. I planted them numerous places – at the edges of flower gardens, and some right in the grass where I knew I could avoid mowing. (I dug those holes with a cordless drill and an auger attachment to avoid disturbing the lawn any more than necessary.) Over the summer, the plants grew. They produced long grass-like blades, maroon at the base, and tapering green toward the top. The growth initially reminded me of spring onions, and later they looked a bit like spider plants. We had a summer with more rainfall than usual, and we had plenty of sun. I expected blooms. However, not a single bloom from a single planted bulb all summer long. It is October now, and we are having cold temperatures at night. Other non-hardy, tender plants are withering. I still have no intention of going around through my gardens and grass to dig these bulbs up. That was never my plan. So, for me, this purchase was a waste of money. These bulbs did not meet the product description, even for a single summer, and there was nothing in the product details to alert me to that possibility. I did not want to give the rain lily bulbs a single star based on this experience, but the product review page requires at least one, and so with this constraint I have given them a single star.

                   
                  5.0

                  I love these little lilies!

                  By Adono

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Pest Resistant
                  • Reliable Growth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Areas

                    Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                    These lilies bloomed repeatedly over the summer into October. Always a nice surprise after a rain!

                     
                    5.0

                    Squeee! Love Love Love!

                    By FlowerBabe

                    from San Leandro, CA

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Super Easy
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lawn Color

                      Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                      I've never lived anywhere that these would grow, but I wanted something out in the lawn to bridge the gap between the spring crocus and the fall crocus. Looks like I got my wish! I planted them a few days before a big rainstorm was due- just used my hori hori to poke holes in the lawn, pushed the bulbs down, gave the lawn a sprinkling, and ignored them until the other day when I glanced out and WHEEE! Beautiful bursts of pink all over the lawn! These are a definite WIN in my book.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Won't try again

                      By FL gardener

                      from Tampa, FL

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Border Control

                          Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                          Leaves sprouted but never got any flowers.

                           
                          5.0

                          what a surprise

                          By Karen

                          from Keswick, VA

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Pest Resistant
                          • Reliable Growth

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Accents at borders
                            • Border Control

                            Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                            These flowers always bring a smile to my face because I never know when they will bloom.
                            Unfortunately, I did not get a range of colors.

                             
                            1.0

                            I can't get mine to bloom!

                            By Mrs. P

                            from Somerset,Ma.

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Pros

                            • Low Maintenance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Border Control

                              Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                              I put mine near sprinklers since they are supposed to bloom after rain, but after 2 months nothing!

                               
                              5.0

                              What a breautiful surprise after a rain!

                              By Sandy

                              from Dunwoody GA

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Pros

                              • Attractive
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Small In Size

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                              I planted these along the edge of a walkway bordered by a large swath of mondo grass. These are perfect there as the foliage blends in with the grass. Then, several times during the year after a good rain, I get a surprise shot of color along the walkway! A good solution for that area.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                               
                              3.0

                              Pretty, but not that exciting.

                              By Sarah

                              from Rockville, MD

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Instructions
                              • Attractive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Garden
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                                It's pretty, but as a beginner gardener, it's too much work. I don't really have time/skills to store and save bulbs so I definitely prefer flowers that I can just leave in the garden during the winter. This is not one of them. I would still recommend this flower to more experienced gardeners though.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                 
                                5.0

                                I would buy this again!

                                By Sarah

                                from Rockville, MD

                                About Me Getting Started

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Instructions
                                • Attractive
                                • Hardy
                                • Healthy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Garden
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                                  I love it! It comes back every year and it is a great way to start the gardening season! The hearts are beautiful and grow great in partial shade.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Very Nice

                                  By cmid80

                                  from Springfield, OR

                                  About Me Getting Started

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive
                                  • Healthy

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Garden
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Patio

                                  Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                                  Love the colors very nice addition to my flower bed

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Nice foilage

                                  By Happy Gardener

                                  from Summerville, S.C.

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive
                                  • Hardy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lawn
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Patio
                                    • Pool Area

                                    Comments about American Meadows Zephyranthes Mix - Bag of 15:

                                    You will like the evergreen shoots which remain while waiting for the perfect rain. Once it rains you get a "splash" of color! These blooms are short lived, but the green shoots of the plant make it a nice texture in your garden. Suggest groupings unless in a pot or planted as an accent where rain falls. Great rainy day surprises!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    Shipping

                                    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                                    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                                    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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