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When to divide & replant rain lilies

Posted by weaver_46 z9 Texas US (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 15, 07 at 20:55

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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RE: When to divide & replant rain lilies

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.

RE: When to divide & replant rain lilies

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

RE: When to divide & replant rain lilies

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:

RE: When to divide & replant rain lilies

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.

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