Zephyranthes citrina (Yellow Zephir)


Botanical Journey from the South

Zephyranthes citrinaZephyranthes citrina,aka Yellow Zephir, Yellow Rain Lily, Yellow Zephir Flower, or Duende Amarillo, belongs to a genus of 71 species in the Amaryllis family Amaryllidaceae. There are numerous hybrids and cultivars. Common names for species in this genus include Fairy Lily, Rainflower, Zephir Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, and Rain Lily. This Lily was sighted in Bayamon, P.R.. There are several colour and genus varieties of these Rain Lilies, to see other colors look here. The genus is native to the Americas. Several species have become naturalized in other places like Hawaii, Indonesia, and Thailand. 

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Zephyr, God of the West Wind

The name is derived from Ζέφυρος (Zephyrus), the Greek god of the west wind, and ἄνθος (anthos), meaning flower, referring to the slender stalks.

Zephyranthes citrinaGreat outdoors in the south, excellent for indoor pots and plants. Tolerates any soil type. Easy to grow. Blooms several times each summer…

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2 thoughts on “Zephyranthes citrina (Yellow Zephir)

  1. Maria F. says:

    Why thank you so much for re-blogging this, this is the first time I had someone do this. Thank you!❤️

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