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Belamcanda

Belamcanda (Blackberry Lily)

The sword-shaped leaves of belamcanda are topped in midsummer by clusters of 2" wide, typically orange or yellow, red-spotted flowers. The flowers are followed by clusters of small, long-lasting black berries.

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The genus Belamcanda is in the iris family and contains a single species, Belamcanda chinensis. Recent genetic work has caused some taxonomists to move Belamcanda chinensis into the Iris genus (I. domestica), but we are holding off on the move for now. The sword-shaped upright leaves of belamcanda are topped in midsummer by clusters of 2in wide, typically orange or yellow, red-spotted flowers. Belamcanda flowers are followed by clusters of small, long-lasting black berries that look like a single blackberry fruit.

Belamcanda is easy to grow in a wide variety of environments, but prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Belamcanda is somewhat drought-tolerant once established, needing attention only during extended droughts. Belamcanda will form clumps that can be periodically divided and given to friends. It will also re-seed itself occasionally if given the chance. Try combining Belamcanda with dahlias, kniphofias, and echinaceas in a colorful mixed perennial border. When you are ready to buy belamcanda for your perennial garden, check out our on-line offering of belamcanda for sale.