Zephyranthes simpsonii

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Simpson's Zephyr Lily


Plant Specifics

Size:Height to 1 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant, spring ephemeral
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Small wildflower or plant in with other low groundcovers. Foliage is very fine and the plant is inconspicuous except when in bloom.
Propagation:Division of bulbs. Seed.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:



Attracts pollinators.

Native Habitats:Dome swamp, wet flatwoods, wet prairie. In ditches, wet pastures, roadsides. Often in burned areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Flowers tend to appear in spring or after a significant rainfall. Otherwise inconspicuous.