Belamcanda chinensis, Blackberry Lily

Belamcanda chinensis

Blackberry Lily
Family: Iridaceae
Origin: SE Asia
USDA Zone: 4-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Plant in fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Adapts to most soil types. Blackberry Lily is quite unique as it tolerates wet soils and drought conditions. The foliage looks similar to an Iris. When ripe the seed pods look like clusters of Blackberries and are useful in dried arrangements.

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