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PlantFiles Pictures: Blackberry Lily, Leopard Lily (Belamcanda chinensis)

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Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2002
12:48 AM

Post #44223

Blackberry Lily
Belamcanda flabellata


These come in several colors ranging from yello to spotted yellow and shades of orange.

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/56526/

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Pardancanda
"down the Shore", NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 13, 2002
2:05 AM

Post #355522

Hi Azalea, beautiful photo of Belamcanda, but this is probably B. flabellata, the yellow species. B. chinensis is the orange one.
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2002
2:07 AM

Post #355526

Well, I grew these from seeds - some are orange out of the same flowers!!
Pardancanda
"down the Shore", NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 13, 2002
3:44 AM

Post #355648

Interesting... As I recall T & M has Belamcanda in their catalogue, and show a purple one also, which is definitely NOT a Belamcanda. Yours looks to me like the one called 'Hello Yellow'.

Is the foliage on the yellow flowered ones a bit more blue, and the plants shorter?

Toxicodendron
Piedmont, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2003
11:17 PM

Post #581152

Interesting...I started my plants from seed, too. It was called Park's Candy Lilies (Pardancanda), a cross between Belamcanda and something or other. They no longer offer them, so I can't look it up. I got yellow and orange blooms, some with spots. Uploading a picture to this site.

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miltboyd
Haverhill, MA
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2003
7:45 PM

Post #599333

I gathered seeds from B. specimens that ranged from red-brown to pale yellow, spotted, banded, or striped with contrasting colors. With open pollination, over 6 years, one stand has become almost solely yellow (flabellata?), with little contrasting color. Another stand has become almost solely orange (chinensis?), with some spottiness. A third stand still shows a wide range of variation.
I wonder if the originals were hybrids, and some are reverting to type. Is there evidence that the B. spp form hybrids?
I am very confused as to what sp I have.

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