New rain lily – Habranthus ruber

Flowering a new plant for the first time is always exciting, and this week we enjoyed our first Habranthus ruber.  This Brazillian rain lily is quite rare, and probably only a few exist in the US.  We’ve already selfed this to get seed, and we also spread its pollen far and wide to other rain lilies to see what color combinations might be possible. We doubt this will be reliably winter hardy for us in Zone 7b, but it should produce fascinating offspring. 

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