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Zephyranthes sp. 'Labuffarosa'

Rain Lily

Plant Type:


Zephyranthes sp. ‘Labuffarosa’ – Six broad, white-infused with pink overlapping petals on a large and lovely open-faced flower erupt after summer showers from middle-late season into autumn. The flowers age with a deepening rosy pink color over arching mounds of glossy narrow strap-shaped blades. As with Z. candida we have ours planted against the full sun south-facing foundation of our home where it has thrived and increased since 1999. ‘Labuffarosa’ was discovered by Carl Schoenfeld and John Fairey of Yucca Do Nursery. 'Labuffarosa' as with its little cousin, 'Itsy Bitsy', was selected in Tamaulipus, Mexico. Pot grown bulbs, multiple bulbs in the pot.


8 in


Medium Pink


(5b through 6 sheltered)7 to 9
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Item Description Price  
ZEPLABU Zephyranthes sp. 'La Buffarosa' (2.5 inch Square Extra Deep – 9.5 fluid ounces / 280 ml.) $10.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Zephyranthes sp. 'Labuffarosa'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn


  • Full Sun


  • Edging
  • Potted Plant
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Average

Propagated By

  • Offset

Genus Overview: Zephyranthes

Common Name: Rain Lily

I have a growing affection for these easy care, beautiful flowering bulbs which for us begin flowering successively in middle-late summer continuing into autumn. Buds quickly emerge after a shower, hence, their common name: Rain Lily. We have planted ours, in the case of Z. sp. 'Labuffarosa' and Z. candida at the south foundation of our home where they have clumped-up with their clean grassy green foliage through the growing season topped with their resplendent flowers later. For years I have draped burlap over them to "get them through the winter" but stopped this practice a few years back; it has neither hurt nor slowed them down in the least. And at the 2011 time they've been in the ground here for 12 years having come through every kind of weird and changeable winter we have in northeastern Connecticut. And though they are sheltered in this spot I venture to say they seem to demonstrate greater hardiness than perhaps once thought. And now, through the magnificent breeding work of Fadjar Marta of Indonesia, glorious new colors are coming available. All are offered as flowering-sized bulb offsets from their moms! However, we have not yet planted any of his remarkable offerings in the ground as of yet as we are building up stock. Plant Rain Lily in fertile draining soil in full sun up north.