Scientific Name - Belamcanda chinensis
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.
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.
Dianthus sylvestris - perennial species, the stem short and woody. Increase the debris, limestone bedrock, from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Species are cultivated as ornamental for rocarii.
Succulent perennial. Short stem with a rosette of leaves at the base. The leaves are 5-7.5 cm long, obovata-spatulate, concave, tomentoase. Blossom side, 20-30 cm long, flowers campanulata, yellow-orange, 5 SEPA, 5 petals, 10 stamens.
Cosmos sulphureus - used as an ornamental species for borders or groups, in association with Asclepias curassavica, Coreopsis tinctoria, Oenothera fruticosa, Rudbeckia hirta, Salvia farinacea, Solidago canadensis, Tagetes erecta.
Saxifraga squarrosa - endemic sub-species of sub-Eastern Alps, grows on limestone rocks and debris, from 1200 m to 2500 m altitude.
Lilium bulbiferum - bulbous species, native to Europe, growing in mountain and submontane grasslands and forests from 500-2200 m altitude. Cultivated as ornamental species on all continents.
Anthurium amnicola - herbaceous perennial, epiphytic, originally from Panama, rainforest grows from 600 to 900 m altitude.
Allium schoenoprasum is used as an ornamental species for borders or pots.
Leaves eaten cooked or raw with oil and fish. Leaves used like raw onions or garlic in a salad.