Ripe seeds. Hence the name, 'blackberry' lily.
Seedling started in late winter
The spent flowers of the blackberry lilly twist into cool little spirals atop the pods. They make for some interesting garden art!
Belamcanda chinensis (Blackberry Lily or Leopard Flower)
closeup of the leaves.....SWORD LIKE
Baby Blackberry lily grown from seeds...very easy!
Pods shortly BEFORE they dry up, turn brown and POP open reveling all the BLACK SEEDS!
Here are some seeds......some ripe others not quit (Black is what your looking for)
Fruit - Tampa Bay Nursery 11-02
Blackberry lily at EPCOT May 2003
Early winter, Rio de Janeiro
Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis)photographed at Reynolda Gardens
Spent, twisted blackberry lily flower
Different stages of pod growth
Bloomed 2nd year from seed - I was thrilled!
A delicate looking plant but a work horse in blooms
Blackberry Lily July 2005
Blackberry lily flower: a vivid orange with red dots:
Whole plant: iris like foliage at bottom and smallish orange flowers on top. Round green seedpods proceed blackberry seeds that show after pods "pop"
3 year old lily in Zone 3a about to bloom
Finally a bud opens. This will bloom in zone 3 A
Tredder the cat walks beside a full row of Belamcanda chinensis. Photo by Karen Manasco.
zone 7, photo taken 23July2006
Blackberry lily seed pods. October in Minnesota (zone 4a)
one of my favorites
Taken on a grey and rainy day.
and in clear daylight.
A Swallowtail butterfly perches atop the Belamcanda Chinensis. Photo by Karen Manasco
pretty blackberry/leopard lilly...blooming on 22july 07 in palm bay fl
Grown from seed, this is the first flower.
Night, after rain
Belamcana chinensis flower in December 07. North Coast of N.S.W, Australia
Denver Botanic Gardens 09/10/06
My garden 10/08/07
New blooms appear each day and the "twists" of the spent blooms add interest.
Belamcanda chinensis or Leopard Lilies absolutely beautiful flowers!
Belamcanda chinensis or Leopard Lilies --Interesting leaves
July 31, 2008
Looks pretty next to Russian Sage (even after the blooms are done in August)
Was taking a pic of the flower when this pretty lady showed up.
Belamcanda chinensis close-up
A very successful plant here in Pittsburgh, PA (zone 6a)
Growing in Burnaby, B.C.
Quarry Hill Botanical Garden
October 3, 2011
Beautiful with lots of spots even in hot weather
Group of plants with flowers
Belamcanda chinensis /seedlings
Krapets, Bulgaria. Zone 8a, sea level. Grown from seed.
Leopard Lily - 8/11/13
August 2, 2013
After the beautiful flowers are spent you get the bonus of berry like seed displays. Adds an interesting look to fall gardens.
Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/
Photo courtesy of and copyright of Armella Maria Pratt from Hervey Bay, Queensland