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Blackberry Lily

Botanical Name
Iris domestica
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
10
Height
2 to 3 feet
Width
9 to 24 inches
Flowers
July to August: 2 inch, star-shaped, orange dotted with red
Fruit
Pear-shaped seed pod containing blackberry-like seed cluster
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Good drainage essential for optimum growth
  • May self-seed in favored growing conditions, which keeps this often short-lived perennial in the garden
  • Clumps slowly expand by creeping rhizomes
  • Plants bloom the second year from seed
Problems
Iris borer
Varieties
  • Hello Yellow - yellow flowers, compact 18 to 24 inches tall

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