When to divide & replant rain lilies

weaver_46(z9 Texas US)October 15, 2007

I offered to share some of my red rain lily bulbs with a friend out of state then realized that I know nothing about lilies, bulbs, transplanting, nothing. She is in lower Florida and I am in upper Gulf Coast, Texas so climate isn't a problem. But...

When is the best time to dig them up? Do I dry them out before shipping or ship them as soon as they are out of the ground? Best way to ship?


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Zephyranthes can be divided late summer to early fall and then replanted. For shipping I would clead the soil from the bulb and then wrap it in a damp paper then seal it in a "zip lock" type bag tape it closed then ship. The paper is DAMP not dripping wet.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2007 at 4:31PM
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weaver_46(z9 Texas US)

Thanks. Sounds like I better get busy and get them shipped out.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 7:51PM
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you still have bulbs? I am interested in zephyranthes of you are red (z. katherinae).
I z. citrina, and z.candida z.grandiflora candidate for change.
my email is: du_tinoco@yahoo.com.br

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 10:42PM
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weaver_46(z9 Texas US)

Would the person (bunti?) who emailed me yesterday (22 Jan '03) about the red rain lilies please contact me with a viable email addres. I have no way of contacting you.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 8:06PM
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