Zephyranthes candida Rain Lily



Zephyranthes candida produces a profusion of pure white, 2"-3", star-like flowers over narrow, grass-like dark green foliage. Plants burst into bloom after good rainfall events throughout the summer and early fall. Zephyranthes candida is a perennial that grows from clumps of bulbs that multiply rapidly. It will also self sow. The fine foliage is semi-evergreen.

Zephyranthes candida prefers sun to light shade and moist soil but it is tolerant of average conditions and drought. All parts of the plant are toxic.


  • Common Names: Rain Lily
  • Zones: 7-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist to wet soil
  • Height at Maturity: 6-10
  • Width at Maturity: 6-10
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to midfall

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.