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Blackberry Lily

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Blackberry Lily

Belamcanda chinensis

Blackberry lily (also commonly called leopard lily) is an erect, rhizomatous perennial which typically grows 2-3' tall. Lily-like, deep orange flowers (to 2" across), heavily spotted with red dots, have 6 petal-like perianth segments. Flowers appear in early to-mid summer in sprays above the foliage on wiry, naked stems typically rising to 3' (less frequently to 4') tall. Sword-shaped, iris-like, medium green leaves (to 10" long) are in flattened fans.  

Growing Conditions

Height 24" to 36"
Light Requirements Full sun
Bloom time July to August
Zone 5 to 10

Additional Info

May self-seed in optimum growing conditions

somewhat short-lived

poorly-drained soils particularly in winter, can be fatal.


All info from Missouri Botanical Garden