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


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


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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