X Pardancanda norrisii

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Pardancanda (par-dan-KAN-duh) (Info)
Species: norrisii (nor-RISS-ee-eye) (Info)



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

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

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


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


Lutz, Florida

Old Town, Florida

Cedartown, Georgia

Rockford, Illinois

Carmel, Indiana

Fishers, Indiana

Jeffersonville, Indiana

Logansport, Indiana

Solsberry, Indiana

Louisville, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Many, Louisiana

Brookeville, Maryland

Upton, Massachusetts

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Monroe, Michigan

Lincoln, Nebraska

Endicott, New York

Ronkonkoma, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Greenville, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Fort Jennings, Ohio

Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Prosperity, South Carolina

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Bulverde, Texas

Iredell, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Arlington, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 20, 2006, Ishtar64 from Cedartown, GA wrote:

I grew this plant three years ago from bare root. The tender growth was a bit stunted at first, then recovered and the two plants bloomed that year. Unfortunately, the color of the flowers was a very unattractive pale orange which sort of disappeared in the landscape, and not the interesting variations I'd expected. The plants did put on seed pods which opened and dispersed before I could collect. The plants didn't return the next year.
I recall that the plants leaned and flopped around, they require support. Some people have success growing this plant in containers, and others say it's best in mass plantings. Maybe it would be best in cultivated soil where the seeds can take root and spread and form a large bed slowly. A wild garden setting might benefit from this addition.
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On Oct 29, 2005, Sarahskeeper from Brockton, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I like this plant but I'm not going to recommend it.
You have to plant them in big clusters to get a good show.
The interesting flower stays open for only one day like day lilies.
They tend to fall over as the flowering season progresses.
The mix color seed I started were mostly plain yellow with a few spotted purple and some spotted orange.
Uneven height from 25 inches to 50 inches.
I like them enough to keep but in the background.
If you have a nursery area you can select your favorite colored ones before planting in their permanent location.
Full sun in the north and light shade down south.
Andy P


On Aug 12, 2005, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Quick to flower from seed. Provides cheery little flowers on iris like foliage.

Drought tolerant, does best in full sun.


On Oct 3, 2004, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very nice plant and well behaved. It bloomed the same year from seed. I started the seeds in April and I have my first bloom today.


On Jul 13, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

Started these from seed last year. They are about 5 inches tall now in poor soil, zone 4b. I've got them in filtered shade. After reading all the comments, maybe I should move them, but some of you seem to have had luck in part shade, even blooms. Does anyone know if I should keep them out of the same bed as Belamcanda for danger of cross-fertilization and reverting? Although I guess that would only affect the seed.


On Jul 12, 2004, ahzraiel from Copiague, NY wrote:

i purchased bareroots (3) through mail order and put them in pots over some heat. i moved them outside and transplanted them, one in full sun and two in part shade. the two in part shade have beat the full sun one to bloom. beautiful.


On May 19, 2004, JJJWADA from Lincoln, NE wrote:

This plant is very easy to divide in the fall. Be sure to uproot entire plant are carefully seperate the roots of all the fans. Transplants easily and takes quickly with blooms the next summer. Seeds can also be easily grown indoors, suggest stratification though.


On Oct 21, 2003, eje from San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

A highly variable hybrid from Belamcanda chinensis ("Blackberry Lily") and Pardanthopsis dichotoma ("Vesper Iris").


On Aug 14, 2003, Kaufmann from GOD's Green Earth,
United States (Zone 8b) wrote:

I planted three candy lilies (3" pots) under the shade of an oak tree in May, 2003. They have grown substantially and are just beginning to bloom. Absolutely beautiful.


On Aug 12, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Started mine from seed last year, along with Belamcanda and Pardanthopsis seeds. All bloomed their heads off this year, and the seed pods are filling out nicely ;o)


On Aug 10, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:

I'm still waiting for flowers after three years. I started mine from seed, and the first year they were just thin looking in the red clay soil of North Georgia. The second year they spent in a pot, and just barely survived. Last fall they went into the ground here in Northcentral Florida, zone 8b and are thriving--the strapy leaves are standing upright and are a deep green, but no flowers. Maybe they need more sun, as this bed is mostly high filtered shade.


On Aug 8, 2003, Ladyfern from Jeffersonville, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've found the plants to be rather floppy. I have lots of stakes holding mine up. The spotted flowers are interesting and the foliage is attractive. They bloom the second year from seed. The crowns need to be planted 1 1/2" deep. Heat and drought tolerant.


On Apr 25, 2001, kat7 from Bloomingdale, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

Two-inch blooms in all kinds of shapes and colors from July until first frost. X Pardancanda has iris-like foliage. It is heat and drought-tolerant. You can sow outdoors in spring after danger of frost, or in late summer twelve weeks before ground freezes. Cover with 1/4" soil. Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days. Divide clumps after 3 years.