Rain lilies

Rain lilies are easy to grow and are drought tolerant. They dependably produce a flush of delicate, crocus-like flowers in shades of white, pink or yellow several times throughout spring, summer and autumn.

Rain lilies are about as low maintenance as any perennial can get. I would recommend rain lilies to any gardener wanting to turn a brown thumb into a green thumb.

These small bulbs earned the name “rain lily” because they often flower within a few days after rainfall. Sounds like an unbelievable sales pitch, but it is true.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

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