Blackberry Lily
Belamcanda flabellata

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Belamcanda (bel-am-KAN-duh) (Info)
Species: flabellata (fla-bel-AH-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

West Palm Beach, Florida

Jonesboro, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Plain Dealing, Louisiana

Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Howell, Michigan

Lees Summit, Missouri

Spickard, Missouri

Tarkio, Missouri

Garner, North Carolina

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Bulverde, Texas

Desoto, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 21, 2009, LouC from Desoto, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

podster shared seed (black berries) with me two summers ago. I direct planted and ten plants germinated. Moved them to full sun and they have been blooming for a week (mid July). Hope they seed so I can spread them.