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|Life Cycle:||perennial bulb|
|Planting Time:||spring or fall|
|Height:||10" to 12"|
|Soil:||rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil|
|Hardiness:||hardy to zones 6-10|
|Flower:||single white, rose to pink colored, upward facing flowers|
|Foliage:||long, green, grass-like foliage|
|Propagation:||division of offsets|
|Suggested Use:||rock gardens, mass plantings, borders and beds|
|Growing Hints:|| In warmer zones, plant bulbs in the fall and leave them in the garden over winter. Cooler zones (5 and north) should plant bulbs in the spring and dig them up again in the fall for winter storage in vermiculite or dry peat moss. They can be kept in containers outdoors, but need to be moved indoors for the winter in cooler zones. |
Rain lily bulbs should be planted 1 to 2 inches deep and spaced 3 to 4 inches apart. They prefer sites with evenly moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Give plants a boost throughout the growing season with a slow release fertilizer or work some nutrient-rich compost into the soil around their clumps. As leaves die back, reduce feeding and watering for winter.
|Interesting Facts:||Rain lilies earn their namesake from their habit of blooming several times a season, usually 3 or 4 days after it rains. They are a genus of a bulbous species belonging to the amaryllis family.|