Blackberry Lily


Blackberry Lily

Belamcanda chinensis 24–36" tall. Also called Leopard Lily. The official botanical name is Iris domestica though no one seems to call it that.

Brilliant 1½" orangey-red flowers with maroon spots are held above iris-like fans of deep green foliage. Sturdy clump-forming plants spread by underground rhizomes. Capable of blanketing entire hillsides in optimal growing conditions. Plant 18" apart in consistently moist well-drained soil. Full sun to part shade. Z4. (bare-root crowns)

687 Blackberry Lily
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L687A: 1 for $6.75
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L687B: 3 for $17.25
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L687C: 6 for $31.00
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.