Blackberry / Leopard Lily is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Clumps slowly expand by creeping rhizomes. This Iris has deep orange flowers spotted with red dots, similar to a Tiger Lily, and sword-shaped, medium green leaves in flattened fans. Flowers give way to pear-shaped seed pods which split open when ripe (late summer), with each pod revealing a blackberry-looking seed cluster. Plants will easily self seed in optimum growing conditions.
|Sow:||Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost or sow directly outside after the danger of frost has passed.|
|Sow depth:||¼ in|
|Days to Germinate:||28-56 @ 70F|
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|Bloom Time:||Late Summer|
|Bloom Description:||Yellow-Orange, Orange-Red, Spotted|
|Special Properties:||Butterflies, Attractive seed heads|