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2010
Belamcanda chinensis
Flowers | Liliopsida

Scientific Name - Belamcanda chinensis

Synonyms -

Popular names - Blackberry lily, Leopard flower.

Distribution and Habitat - native to eastern Asia.

Description - Perennial species, rhizome. Stems erect, branched, 1.5 m tall. Leaves erect, green-glauca, linear-lanceolate, 25 cm long. Inflorescence panicle, orange-yellow flowers with red spots, 5 inches tall. Blooms in June-August. Fruit capsule, dry, ovoid, 2-5 cm long.

Tolerance - do not tolerate drought.

Requirements - land fertile, moist, well-drained.

Management - autumn, after flowering, cut the stems and leaves are at ground level and apply a layer of mulch.

Propagation - by seed and rhizome division.

Garden Partners - Agapanthus sp. Buphthalmum salicifolium, Caryopteris incana, Cerastium tomentosum , Crocosmia sp. , helenium sp., Paeonia sp.

Cultivars - 'freckle Face' pale orange-yellow flowers with red-brown spots.

'Hello Yellow' with flowers pale yellow, without spots.

Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental species for borders or rock garden.


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