Rain-lily ID

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Fermi
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Rain-lily ID

This white flowered rain-lily came up unexpectedly as the only label near it was broken and carried the letters "Habrant...brachya..." but I don't think it's a Habranthus. ???
Is it a Cooperia? Zephyranthes drummondii? :-\
Anyone out there with an opinion?
cheers
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Hi Fermi

the picture is missing
or I can't see it

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bulborum wrote:

Hi Fermi

the picture is missing
or I can't see it

Roland

Hi Roland,
I don't know what happened there! I've added them to the post above.
cheers
fermi

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If strongly perfumed it is Zephyranthes drummondii

R

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Hi Fermi:  Looks very much like Zephyranthes atamasca.  It is fragrant and has that red stem.  Fran

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Zephyranthes atamasco
Zephyranthes drummondii
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Thanks Fran and Roland.
I think that I did have Z. drummondii at some time - how it got into this bed is a mystery! But a lot of labels have been destroyed or buried by the blasted echidna which burrows through this bed after ants!
cheers
fermi

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Fran

Are there wild Zephyranthes growing where you are

Fermi

the seeds you send do well
it seems calostemma isn't going dormant
is that the same in Australia ??

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bulborum wrote:

the seeds you send do well
it seems calostemma isn't going dormant
is that the same in Australia ??

Roland

Hi Roland,
I think sometimes the young plants can grow through a whole year if it doesn't get too dry which would cause them to go dormant.
I had one Calostemma flower from seed in 18 months but I'm not sure if this was because it didn't go dormant.
cheers
fermi

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When do they start flowering in the nature
maybe you can have a look (if not to far away) for some strange colours when in flower

if you are interested I have this summer (Winter for you) seeds from Zephyranthes and Habranthes
I bought maybe 50 species and hybrids for my collection

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