From Brazil and Paraguay comes this lovely bulbous plant which in summer produces grey-green leaves and beautiful, trumpet-shaped blooms of a bright apple-blossom pink colour. It will survive in a warm, sunny, well-drained spot in the garden, but would be better protected and admired in a pot on your windowsill or in your conservatory.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Rain Lily