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Belamcanda chinensis
Belamcanda chinensis
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Belamcanda chinensis

Blackberry Lily

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.099.100

The Blackberry Lily is actually a relative of the familiar Bearded Iris, which is apparent from the long, sword-shaped green leaves. Plants form a large clump in time, bearing clusters of bright orange flowers, the petals spotted with bright red. Flowers last only a short time but are followed by pods of showy black seeds, which look a bit like kernels of corn. These are excellent for cutting, and may also be dried for winter arrangements. Prefers full sun and a deep, rich soil. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring.

Further details for
Belamcanda chinensis

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.