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Belamcanda chinensis ‘Freckle Face’
Belamcanda chinensis ‘Freckle Face’
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Belamcanda chinensis ‘Freckle Face’

Blackberry Lily

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.099.150

Also known as the Blackberry Lily, this is a close cousin to the familiar bearded Iris. It forms a low clump of green sword-shaped leaves, with taller stems of cup-shaped bright golden-yellow flowers, speckled with orange. Attractive pods heads appear later, which split open to reveal clusters of black seeds. Seed pods make unique dried flowers for arrangements. Attractive to butterflies. Clumps should be divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring. Leaves are sometimes attacked by the Iris Borer, particularly in Eastern North America. Clean up old leaves in the fall and dispose.

Further details for
Belamcanda chinensis ‘Freckle Face’

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
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
   30-45 cm
   12-18 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.