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Zephyranthes candida

Archive entry 07.09.14

16th September 2010

One of the most vigorous species of Zephyranthes, I first met it being grown outdoors in Berkshire (not entirely successfully) and I have grown it ever since. The commonest form seen in the UK is sterile and believed to be a triploid. In recent years seed has been re-introduced from South America (Argentina, Paraguay, Uraguay and Chile) and fertile plants are now available.
I have never grown it outside. In a pot it produces an occasional flower, mostly in the summer but they can appear at almost any time if the mood takes it. I have never seen a strong flowering display outside, mostly it makes an untidy pile of spindly broken leaves but in a warm sunny position with some moisture, it can be vigorous.

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