The upside of downpours: Rain lilies

I have long wanted to grow rain lilies, Habranthus and Zephyranthes. So, inspired by the five-month-long deluge we’ve experienced, when I went to Big Bloomers Flower Farm a few weeks ago I picked up a couple.

Habranthus, rain lily

These charmers, which bloom after a rain, offer huge blossoms on top of wiry stems.  When the blossoms fade, their grassy leaves remain. They are reported to naturalize well; I certainly hope so.