Blackberry Lily Seeds - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Blackberry Lily Seeds

(Belamcanda chinensis) Perennial. Zones 4-8. 

Also known as Leopard Flower and named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Blackberry Lily is a stunning perennial that will add beautiful colour and whimsy to your garden.

Though the spotted, floating blossoms strongly resemble the Tiger Lily, Blackberry Lily is actually a member of the Iris family.

In early summer, sprays of showy orange, red-dotted flowers bloom on tall, 3-4 foot, naked stems. Flowers give way to long seed pods that split open in late Summer to reveal huge seed clusters that look just like juicy, ripe blackberries (but they are not edible!).

The open, six petalled fan shaped flowers attract many types of butterflies and the unique seed heads are striking in dried arrangements.

The Blackberry Lily has a long history in Chinese medicine. It is a bitter, cooling herb that supports the lungs and liver, and is used to lower fevers and reduce inflammation.


Growth Habit: Upright growth to 4 feet, with wiry stems; 10” long leaves; and sprays of six petalled fan shaped flowers. Seed pods split open to reveal seed clusters that resemble blackberries.  It is a self-seeding perennial that flowers two years after germination. It also spreads by rhizomes. 

Sun Requirements: Full sun 

Soil Preference: Average, well drained soil

When / How to Harvest: Harvest Flowers when they open in Summer; harvest seeds when pods begin to split and seeds turn black, in later Summer to early Fall, and hang indoors to dry. 

Uses: The flowers and seed pods of Blackberry Lily are stunning cut for arrangements - fresh or dried. Has many uses in Traditional Chinese Medicine.



For best results, sow seeds outdoors early-Fall in a cold frame with mulch or late-Winter/early-Spring in a greenhouse.  If sowing indoors..

SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours.

STRATIFICATION: Dry off seeds. Chill them for 30 days, your fridge is a good spot for this.

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 1/4” deep. Prefers soil temperatures of 20°C for germination. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 45-60 days


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $5.99

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