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This easy to grow, first year flowering perennial has sword-shaped leaves and beautiful, 2 inch, freckled, golden-orange flowers. Shiny black seed clusters resembling blackberries follow the flowers.
Both flowers and seed clusters are superb for cutting. Freckle Face Blackberry Lily flowers over a long period in August and September. Plants grow 1-2 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 5.
Sow Blackberry Lily seeds in cell packs or flats, cover with ¼ inch of soil. Darkness will aid germination. Kept at 70°F., germination is uneven over 21-60 days. Transfer into 3 inch pots once the seedlings are large enough to handle. Grow on for approximately 6 weeks, then transplant into the garden 1 foot apart.
Growing Blackberry Lily: Plants prefer full sun or part shade, regular water and well-drained soil. Excellent cut flowers. Seed capsules are handsome, unique additions to flower arrangements. Blackberry Lily is deer resistant and a first year flowering perennial.