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Blackberry Lily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Iris domestica syn. Belamcanda chinensis

 

Blackberry Lily

Iris domestica grows 60–90 cm tall in full sun and is often found blanketing hillsides; the flowers can range from red to orange to yellow, or mixed, and bloom in summer to early autumn. It is a rather unusual and most attractive tuberous plant with sword-shaped leaves, and bearing loose clusters of flowers, each consisting of six petals geometrically arranged. Fairly hardy but give it a sheltered position and a little protection in winter.

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plant Features
  • Blackberry Lily likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Blackberry Lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Blackberry Lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Blackberry Lily likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Blackberry Lily

Latin name

Iris domestica syn. Belamcanda chinensis

type

Tuber

family

Iridaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Blackberry Lily likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Blackberry Lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Blackberry Lily likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Blackberry Lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Blackberry Lily is 0.35meters x 0.90meters 0.35 M 0.90 M

Iris domestica syn. Belamcanda chinensis

Iris domestica grows 60–90 cm tall in full sun and is often found blanketing hillsides; the flowers can range from red to orange to yellow, or mixed, and bloom in summer to early autumn. It is a rather unusual and most attractive tuberous plant with sword-shaped leaves, and bearing loose clusters of flowers, each consisting of six petals geometrically arranged. Fairly hardy but give it a sheltered position and a little protection in winter.


Planting Outdoors Autumn

From Late Autumn TO Late Autumn

Ideally the tubers need to be planted in a sunny spot so that they can receive at least six hours of sun a day as well as being planted in well drained but moist soil. They do well near water but should be at least 6 inches above water level. Avoid hoeing around the base of the plants as the roots are near the surface and easily damaged. Plenty of mulch can help avoid weed growth around them, although rhizomatous varieties should not be mulched, as this could rot the tubers.

 
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