Blackberry-lily, Blackberry Lily, Leopard Lily, Leopard flower Belamcanda chinensis - Iris domestica

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Belamcanda chinensis

Family:

Iridaceae

Genus:

Belamcanda

Species:

chinensis

Common Name:

Blackberry-lily, Blackberry Lily, Leopard Lily, Leopard flower

Seeds Per Pound:
16,344
Quantity:
1.02 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
15
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3 feet
Collection Locale:
Missouri
Crop Year:
2017
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 1.02 lb
Prices
  • Belamcanda chinensis

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
7.95
10 g
29.50
1 oz
49.95
1 lb
499.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 7 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures.
In a Nutshell:
* Iris domestica ( Blackberry lily , Leopard flower , Leopard lily ; syn. Belamcanda chinensis , Belamcanda punctata Moench , Gemmingia chinensis ( L. ) Kuntze , Iris chinensis Curtis , Ixia chinensis L. , Morea chinensis , Pardanthus chinensis ( L. ) Ker Gawl. ) is an ornamental plant in the Iridaceae family. In 2005, based on molecular DNA sequence evidence, Belamcanda chinensis , the sole species in the genus Belamcanda , was transferred to the genus Iris and renamed Iris domestica . more...
* Spotting on the flowers gives rise to the additional common name of leopard lily.
* Flowers give way to pear-shaped seed pods which split open when ripe (late summer), with each pod revealing a blackberry-like seed cluster, hence the common name of blackberry lily.
* Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Likes moist soils, but poorly-drained ones, particularly in winter, can be fatal. Clumps slowly expand by creeping rhizomes. May self-seed in optimum growing conditions which helps keep these somewhat short-lived perennials in the garden. more...
* The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Pre-chill stored seed for 7 days and sow spring in a cold frame. The seed germinates in 2 - 8 weeks at 20°c. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov