Blackberry Lily, Leopard Flower - Belamcanda chinensis

Full Sun


A profusion of unique star-shaped flowers about 2″ wide are produced on compact plants. They can vary in color from bright yellow-orange to near red, and are always heavily spotted with red. The foliage is sword-shaped like that of a tall bearded iris.

Belamcanda blooms for weeks in late summer, and its season of interest is extended into fall with the interesting seed pods which develop. Tan, pear-shaped pods burst open to reveal clusters of black seeds resembling blackberries, hence the common name. They are persistent thru the winter and are attractive in fresh or dried flower arrangements.


24.0-36.0 Inches


8.0-12.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:


Flower Color:

Gold/Orange ShadesRed shades

Foliage Color:

Green shades


Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:

Low Water NeedsAverage Water Needs

Soil Quality:

Average Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:

Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)


Late Summer

Attracts Wings:

Attracts Butterflies

Seasonal Interest:

Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate:


Garden Style:


Other Features:

Border PlantCut FlowerDried Flower


Not Native to North America

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