Also known as
Leopard Lily, Chinese Tiger Lily, Belamcanda Chinensis, Belamcanda Chinensis 'Leopard Lily', Belamcanda Flabellata, Belamcanda, Shenan, Leopard's flower
Belamcanda chinensis - Belamkanda chińska 01 by Agnieszka Kwiecień, Nova (CC BY 3.0)
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Blackberry Lily Overview
Iris domestica are rhizomatous perennials with long erect stems that have large spreading flowers which usually have 3 large petals alternating 3 smaller petals. They can flower in winter, spring and early summer. The leaves are around 20cm in length and the flowers are a yellow and orange-red colour dotted with red. The seed pods are green and when they split open you will see glossy black seeds revealed inside.
How to propagate Blackberry Lily
The seeds should be sown into cell or flat trays in peat based soil. They should be planted around 1/4 deep and then covered over. once the seeds are planted and had a light watering you should leave them in a dark area. This will help to aid germination. Once the seedlings have grown to a big enough size, you can transfer to 3 plants a pot. You should leave these for around 6 weeks, then plant them where you would like them, keeping them 1ft apart.
Other uses of Blackberry Lily
Grown for the iris-like flowers.