Belamcanda chinensis


from 3 units: £3.99

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Description :

Blackberry lily or leopard lily.

Belamcanda chinensis is native to south-east Asia (China, India, Japan) and belongs to the Iridaceae family. It has several names, including Epidendrum domesticum, Vanilla domestica, Belamcada punctata, Gemmingia chinensis, Ixia chinensis, Moraea chinensis!

It was only in 2005, with the revolution in gene sequencing, that this plant was definitively classified in the iris genus.

Belamcanda chinensis is used in traditional Chinese medicine and is also an original plant for ornamental gardens. It reseeds itself freely and the blackberry-like bunches of black seeds are as attractive as the flowers. Spear-shaped leaves and purple-speckled orange flowers.

In the garden we like to plant Belamcanda chinensis in combination with coppery-leaved varieties, such as Carex testacea or Stipa arundinacea.

Grow in the sun or slight shade in fertile, sandy soil, that is moist in the summer. Hardiness: - 10°C in dry soil.

This hermaphrodite, ephemeral perennial will reseed freely in the garden or you can collect the ripe seeds in the autumn to sow in pots or in the ground the following spring. You need to protect the seedlings from slugs and snails.

Belamcanda chinensis

Belamcanda chinensis - Iris domestica
Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.) - Flora de Filipinas -1880

- 0,7 litre pot

- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 30 to 50cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm

- Flower colour: orange
- Flowering period: summer flowers
  • Carex testacea

    Beautiful coppery-orange foliage.

    - Height: 30 to 50cm 12 cm pot
  • Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'

    An improvement of the species and a very attractive ornamental grass for the exceptional colouring of its foliage

    - Height: 30 to 50cm 0,7 litre pot  
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