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PlantFiles: 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)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LouC 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.


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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