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Autumn Rain Lily

Zephyranthes candida

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1 gallon

Plant Care

Native region:

Desert Adapted

Water needs:



Mature size:

Growth rate:

Full Sun; Partial Shade



Flower color:

Flower season:



Fall - Spring

Remove faded blooms




Nectar pollinators:


Nighttime pollinators:


Rabbit resistant:


Autumn Rain Lily forms a clump to about 12 inches tall and wide, with narrow, glossy, dark green leaves. From fall to spring it is covered with white flowers in response to changes in moisture. These little beauties are tolerant of a wide range of soils, exposures, and irrigation schedules, and are grown in many parts of the country. These will usually lose their leaves through the summer but pop right back up again once the temperatures cool. Excellent pop of winter color in rock and cactus gardens. Native to South America

Growing Plants in the Desert — Important Information

The information presented here is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and based on my research from reliable sources, observations I have made of plants growing in my, and other gardens I have visited, and observations of the plants in their native habitats. I would appreciate your feedback and experience to help me educate others! 


Cacti: In my experience, cacti are much happier in the filtered shade here in the low desert of the Coachella Valley. Colors are more vibrant and they bloom more profusely, especially the non-native varieties. If you pay attention to how our native barrel and beavertail opuntia grow in the wild, it is frequently tucked in the rocks under creosote or another shrub.


Light Requirements: I have found that in our desert (Sonoran/Colorado) “full sun” plants can take and appreciate the late afternoon filtered sun, especially in the hot summer months.

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