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Fairy Lily, Zephyranthes candida

The Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes candida) also known as the White Rain Lily, is a species of plant native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found in Paraguay and Chile. Other common names for this plant are August rain lily, White zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, Zephyr flower, and Autumn zephyr lily.

The Fairy Lily is a white hybridized species of a flower that is usually found in pink flowering form. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall. It is an ideal plant for rock gardens. The leaves are a deep glossy green and are tiny. The flowers stand on end. These plants grow best in full sun to partial shade and require medium wet soil. The bulb or seed should be sowed outdoors in the fall.

Fairy Lily Zephyranthes candida