Zephyranthes atamasca (L.) Herb.

Atamasco Lily


Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Zephyranthes

Category: Bulb

Zones: 7 to 10

Size: 18 to 36" tall, to 18" spread

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Evergreen linear leaves. Pink buds open to white flowers with petals to 4" long in spring. Moist soil.

History: 

Native to the southeast US from Virginia to Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

Published in Appendix (Herbert) 36 in 1821.

Basionym Amaryllis atamasco L. - referenced to Catesby's Natural History Appendix Plate 12.

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