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  Zephyranthes candida
  Family Name : Amaryllidaceae

  Common Names : Fairy Lily, Westwind-Flower

  Chinese Name : 葱莲

Fairy Lily,Westwind-Flower
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Maximum Height :
      0.2 m to 0.3 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      La Plata, Argentina
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      [Others]: A shrub with grassy-like foliage and grows from 15-30cm in height. Leaves are simple, entire, linear, parallel and deciduous. Zephyranthes candida usually starts blooming with beautiful white flowers after a rainfall. Flowers have six petals, which grows on stems, and are as tall as the foliage. Prefers full sun to partial shade. It is able to survive in occasionally wet, clay, sand, acidic, loam, and slightly alkaline soil conditions. It has high drought tolerance and poor salt tolerance. Requires planting space of 15-20cm. Propagation is by seed or division.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Fertile Loamy Soils, Acidic (low pH) Soils, [Remarks] (occasionally wet, clay, sand, and slightly alkaline)
      Landscape Uses :
      Green Roof, Flowerbed / Border
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden, Rockery / Desert Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Division
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Linear)
      Foliar Venation :
      Foliar Margin :
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Funnelform / Funnel-shaped
      Flower Size :
      Remarks (5-6cm)

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