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Belamcanda chinensis

Leopard lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Orange

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

This is an unusual and most attractive tuberous plant with sword-shaped leaves, which bears loose clusters of purple-spotted-orange flowers, each consisting of six petals. It does best in a moisture retentive soil and although not completely hardy will survive outdoors in most winters, especially if the base of the plant is mulched with leafy compost.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Belamcanda

Species: chinensis

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 90cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May


Reader reviews

AnnabellasBook

I really love the look of this plant and would like to give it a go in my section of the garden. I'm not very experienced though and I would prefer not to waste money if theres no chance of it working. I was wondering if I could still give it a go and have a chance of making it work?


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