Free White/Light Pink Rain Lily Seeds
UPDATE: THE SEEDS ARE ALL GONE. I'M OUT OF SEEDS. HOPEFULLY MORE IN JUNE OR JULY 2015!
I have some fresh white/light pink rain lily seeds (Zephyranthes) to share. Just send me a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope. (It needs to be business-size because I can't fit a snack-size ziplock bag in a smaller envelope.) Please see details farther down this post.
To see photos of my rain lilies, go to this thread from last year and scroll down about half way to my post on Friday, June 1, 2012.
Rain lilies are more petite than amaryllis, although they are in the same family. Unlike amaryllis there is only one flower per stem/stalk. They seem to know when it rains and will bloom shortly after a rain (and will generally not do the same when watered, even if you give them the same amount of water). These are full sun plants and need at least a half-day of sun to bloom. They will not do well or bloom in shade. They can take all the sun you can throw at them. They are tough and hardy and are a perennial - they will come back year after year. The seeds are a very fast germinators and the plant is a fast grower. Also, unlike amaryllis, these are easily brought to blooming size in one year (whereas amaryllis generally take three years). They multiply quickly through both seed and bulblets and in just a few years, form a nice clump. I started with one, YES ONE, rain lily bulb in 2006. It was a freebie thrown in with a crinum bulb purchase. Now I have hundreds all over my yard. I have used the clumps as a border grass all around my full-sun beds.
I have sown all of my seeds directly in the garden although if you want to track and nurture these more carefully, you may want to start in small cups. I found that they germinated and grew quite easily when sown right where I want them to grow.
If you are interested, please send me an email and I will send you my address. I know many of you already have my address from the amaryllis seed giveaway, but I need to keep a list because I have a limited supply. So please send me an email first and I will put you on the list and email back a confirmation that I have seeds for you. I can only send seeds to those who email first. Then send me a regular self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope. The seeds are flat and can easily be mailed in a regular envelope. A padded envelope is not necessary.
A link to send me an email is below.
Anyone else who has rain lily seeds to share and wants to jump on this thread, you are more than welcome!
Carol in Jacksonville
Here is a link that might be useful: Send me an email
This post was edited by love_the_yard on Sun, Jun 8, 14 at 20:39