Freckle Face Blackberry Lily
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Belamcanda chinensis. This truly unique perennial will have you scratching your head! Deep green, broad sword-like leaves produce lily-shaped orange flowers that are just loaded with bright red freckles. At the end of the season seed pods open to reveal shiny black inedible 'berries'. Height 18-24". No. 1 root.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 16.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 15.50 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 14.65 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 13.80 / pkg|
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Plant Belamcanda in full sun and well-drained soil. It especially detests soil that is wet in winter. This plant varies in height depending on the soil conditions. When grown in poor, dry soil, the height of the flower stalks will be about 24". However, if the soil is rich and moist, they can grow up to 48" tall and will require staking.
A heavy layer of mulch is suggested for northern winters. For best results, divide in early spring.