Belamcanda chinensis
(Blackberry Lily)

20 seeds   $2.75       

Belamcanda chinensis

Belamcanda chinensis is a member of the Iris family. It blooms in mid summer with purple-spotted, orange flowers on tall stems with sword-shaped leaves. Also called Leopard Flower.

Belamcanda chinensis is native to Asia. Thomas Jefferson grew this heirloom flower in his garden at Monticello. The common name, Blackberry Lily, refers to the clusters of shiny, black seeds that look like blackberries.

Belamcanda chinensis eventually creates impressively large stands if allowed to self sow. Hardy perennial in zones 5-10.

height 3-4'

Sowing Belamcanda chinensis Seeds

Start seeds indoors in late winter. Sow 1/4" deep, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 12". Store seeds in the fridge.

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