Pardancanda norrisii is a cross between plants in two different genera, Belamcanda chinensis (blackberry lily) and Pardanthopsis dichotoma (vesper iris).

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xPardancanda norrisii is a cross between plants in two different genera, Belamcanda chinensis (blackberry lily) and Pardanthopsis dichotoma (vesper iris). The original cross was made in 1967 by an amateur gardener named Samuel Norris.

From its belamcanda parent, Pardancanda (also known as candy lilies) inherited heat tolerance and from its pardanthopsis parent, it inherited large flower size and a wide variety of bright flower colors. There are even some Pardancanda selections with bi-color flowers. Each Pardancanda flower only lasts a day, but Pardancanda produces many flowers during its summer bloom season so there is a long progression of color.

Candy lilies prefer full sun, plenty of compost and typical garden soil. Propagation of Pardancanda can be done via seed collection in late summer or via division of the rhizome in spring. Try combining Pardancanda with its parent, belamcanda, or any of the sun-loving irises to create a colorful bed of flowers. When you are ready to buy candy lilies for your garden, check out our online offering of candy lily for sale.