Plant Description

Zephyranthes minuta

Zephyranthes minuta

The pink storm lily, Zephyranthes minuta, (syn. Z. grandiflora, ht 20-30 cm), is a dainty member of the Amaryllidaceae family of bulbs. The genus is native to Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean. This species has strappy foliage and mid-pink flowers rather like an open crocus, and is easily grown in Sydney. It is dormant in winter, and flowers mainly in November and December. It has a tendency to come into bloom after rain has fallen, hence the common name, and several flushes of flowers can be expected if there a few periods of rain in early summer. Thick clumps of bulbs will form and they can survive in quite dry positions, such as at the base of a hedge. They can be grown in sun or part-shade, and can be grown in pots. They are more frost sensitive than Zephyranthes candida.

 

Zephyranthes minuta
Flowers from November to February.
Plant Family: Amaryllidaceae