Belamcanda chinensis seeds (Blackberry Lily)


Recently renamed Iris domestica (it will probably be renamed sometime in the future).  Its a bizarre plant with traits adopted from iris, lily & toadflax. Orange & red flowers very attractive.  Nice strap like leaves with a pointed tip.  Easy to grow. Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Bizarre plant with iris, lily & toadflax traits. Orange & red flowers very attractive. Nice strap like leaves with a pointed tip. Easy to grow. Deer & drought resistant. Full sun; well draining soil; not wet soil. Rhizome used in TCM for a variety of ailments mainly of viral and fungal source.

This link from Winconsin Master Gardeners gives some insight to the nomenclature change. Also some lovely pics.

  • Seed Count: 12-15
  • Collection Date: Sept 2018
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-10
  • Height and Width: 75cm x 30cm
  • Germination test type: hand sort

How to germinate Iris domestica/Belamcanda chinensis seeds:

Soak 24 hrs. Give 30 days cold stratification then 25C to germinate.  Roots should start to emerge 7-30 days.  We baggie sow this so we can easily transition from fridge to sprouting then pricking out seedlings to transplant into pots bigger than 10cm as roots grow quickly and you might even get flowers in the 1st year if sown early enough.

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Weight 3 g


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