Zephyranthes atamasca

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Zephyr Lily, Rainlily, Atamasco Lily


Also known as Zephyranthes atamasca var. treatii, Zephyranthes atamasca var. atamasca

Plant Specifics

Size:1 ft tall by 0.1 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant, flowers in late winter to spring or after rains.
Habitats:River floodplains. Low roadsides. Low pastures. Usually seen in late winter/spring after rains. Can show up at other times with the right pattern of dry/rain.


Recommended Uses:Small wildflower. Typically seen in spring or after rain. Grows in small tufts. Plant in low border on intermixed with a groundcover. Inconspicuous when not in bloom. Individual plants are short-lived perennials, but clumps persist for many years.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Attracts pollinators.