Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)

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Fermi

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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2013, 02:21:58 PM »
Some rain-lilies have responded to some brief showers after a brief hot spell!
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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2013, 07:48:01 AM »
Another habranthus to respond to the rain is 'Russell Manning'
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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2013, 03:24:20 AM »
Habranthus martinezii has produced a few sporadic blooms but not the huge display they put on in autumn,
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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2014, 03:49:18 AM »
Rain a few weeks ago did result in a few more blooms on the above rain-lilies and also on Zephyranthes primulina, pic taken 27-01-14,
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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2014, 02:32:24 PM »
Habranthus martinezii has produced a few sporadic blooms but not the huge display they put on in autumn,

As I was saying!
After the recent rain Habranthus martinezii has really responded!
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« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2014, 06:19:20 PM »
Wow, a great show, Fermi!
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« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2014, 02:53:03 PM »
Alisdair,
It's like a magic trick - just add water (rain) and they appear ;D
This is the only flower so far on the hybrid between Habranthus martinezii and H. robustus. Actually I recreated this hybrid using H. martinezii and what I got as H.'Russell Manning' and it looks identical to the form in the trade, so I figure that 'R.M' must be a selection of H. robustus,
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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2014, 04:15:01 PM »
Fermi and Trevor,
I am really enjoying seeing all the photos of flowers from Australia.
Here in the Peloponnese, Greece, the countryside is bright green, for the moment
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2014, 06:53:08 PM »
Fermi, it's very interesting that you seem to have a touch of blue in the flowers of that hybrid Habranthus. I wonder if the Russell Manning plant had any of that blue-flowered Habranthus species which Alberto Castillo discovered a few years ago, which hasn't been named yet. I think it has found its way to Australia.
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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2014, 08:19:15 AM »
It hasn't reached me, yet, Alisdair ;D
This is another rain-lily - the diminutive Zephyranthes minima
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« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2014, 08:33:51 AM »
2 new ones this morning:
The "common" while rain-lily, Zephyranthes candida x 2 pics
Zephyranthes drummondii
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« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2014, 02:57:09 PM »
Zephyranthes candida looks better in full sun! ;D
This is a seedling of Zephyranthes Ajax x Z. Grandjax,
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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2014, 09:00:53 AM »
I think this is Zephyranthes fosteri
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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2014, 01:00:26 PM »
Zephyranthes 'Ajax' - a hybrid between Z. candida and Z. citrina;
a seedling of 'Bangkok Yellow' which has the same parentage as 'Ajax'
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« Reply #59 on: October 29, 2014, 04:42:16 PM »
Hello!

I am a new member from Argentina.

This picture shows the variability I have found in some plants collected from different regions of Argentina.