1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

blackberry lily

Belamcanda chinensis

A profusion of unique star-shaped, speckled flowers about 2″ wide and resemble orchids. Blloms vary in color from bright yellow-orange to near red, and are always heavily spotted with red. Foliage is sword-shaped like that of a tall bearded iris. Blackberry lily blooms for weeks in late summer, followed in fall fall with ornamental seed pods. Tan, pear-shaped pods burst open to reveal clusters of black seeds resembling blackberries, hence the common name. Berries persist thru the winter and are attractive in fresh or dried flower arrangements. An easy to grow, low maintenance perennial.