||A very good friend (Closer to me than a real brother) Rob McElwee from Louisiana who is the NUMBER ONE CONTRIBUTOR TO OUR BOTANICAL GARDEN sent us this Habranthus brachyandrus selection. It is native to Argentina north to Brazil in regions that receive regular rain fall except late summer and autumn. This is by far 100 miles ahead of the most commonly offered forms in the trade. Typical flowers of Habranthus are angled at 45 degrees away from the colonies foliage. This one has bright clear lavender pink funnel form shaped flowers on 18 - 21" stems which very thick and robust. The foliage is broad, glaucous in color and recurve back down towards the earth. This selection multiplies offshoots fast asexually, germinates to flowering size with in one year from seed, and grows far faster than any I have ever seen in the trade. For this reason I've given the name 'N3 Lavender Storm Chaser' It will truly be the most stunning Rain lily in your garden. It flowers explode in July for us in Zone 7b and continue to flower through the month of August. The flower are 4" long and open to 3" wide and produce huge fruit for a Habranthus and are filled with viable seed. It is hands down the largest and grandest Rain lily in our collection of some 18 species and selections. Our good friend Rob Mc elwee believes it was genetically altered by Steven F. Austin science Laboratory. Boy, I believe him because I have never had a H. brachyandrus perform like this one.