Knockout Bloom: Blackberry lily; Belamcanda chinensis
Photos & text by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
I always thought that the blackberry lily, Belamcanda chinensis, got its name from the blackberry colored-specks on the flower petals. But one day I was strolling through the Asian Valley and as I walked by the blackberry lilies, I saw what looked like a blackberry fruit growing from that very same plant! Amazing. Did you know that’s why they call it a blackberry lily?
Image of blackberry lily fruit courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinlabar/1797518117/