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.
Gold/Orange ShadesRed shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low Water NeedsAverage Water Needs
Average Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Dried Seed Heads
Border PlantCut FlowerDried Flower
Not Native to North America