Iris domestica - blackberry lily - seed

5 grams of fresh seed per order = approximately 150 seeds
formerly known as Belamcanda chinensis
also occasionally called "leopard lily"

Fans of sword-shaped leaves produce branching stems with attractive, freckled flowers
Flowers in late summer
Dies back to the ground in winter
Dried seed pods (fruit) make very attractive arrangements

I have grown this strain in my San Jose garden for several generations.

Origin: India, China, Russia, and Japan
This strain was originally collected in Shikoku, Japan

Height at maturity: 2-4 ft

First and second images accessed spring 2008, respectively from:

Sun requirement: Full sun
Care instructions: Cold stratify in refrigerator or sow outdoors now; seeds benefit from 3 months of cold, moist conditions before they will germinate. Full sun, semi-moist to moist, well-drained soil preferable, but can easily thrive on one adequate irrigation weekly, especially if mulching. USDA Zones 5-9.

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