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This easy to grow, first year flowering perennial has sword-shaped, iris-like 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. Flowers over a long period in August and September. 'Freckle Face' Blackberry Lily grows 1-2 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 5.
Sow Blackberry Lily seeds in cell packs or flats, cover with 1/4 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.
Comments: 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 Lilies are deer resistant perennials.