Belamcanda, Blackberry or Leopard Lily, is an easy to grow tried & true perennial.  The foliage resembles an Iris, with sword shaped leaves growing about 18-36″ tall, depending on the variety.  The blossom appears mid-summer in a variety of colors, ranging from yellow to apricot to lavender with darker spotting.  In early fall, the flowers are followed by seed pods which split open to reveal  a shiny blackberry-like seed pod, thus the name.  Not particular about soil conditions, you will find the new plants sprouting up here and there, being easy to share with a fellow gardener.

Both the flower and the seed pod will look great in any arrangement.

Happy Gardening,

Althea

 

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