Iris domestica (Blackberry Lily) [10 Seeds]
Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, because they may require some patience. The easiest approach is to sow the seeds (1/4″ deep) in fall to late winter, setting them outdoors, in a spot protected from mice, so they can germinate when conditions are right in spring.
If you sow after February, set the pot in a plastic bag in your refrigerator for about 6 weeks before moving it to a warm, bright place for germination. (Remove the bag if the pot will be exposed to any direct sun.)
It is possible that these seeds could germinate if you start them in warm, moist, bright conditions. But if you try that and no seedlings appear within a month or so, then try the refrigerator-chilling approach above before moving them back to warmth and light.
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Blackberry lily (Iris domestica, formerly Belamcanda chinensis) gets its common name from the clusters of rounded, shiny black that form after the spotted orange flowers bloom in mid- to late summer. While the flowers don’t look anything like most common irises, the fans of sword-like green leaves do have the typical spiky foliage texture of irises. The species typically reaches around 3 feet, but the plant I collected these seeds from consistently reaches around 5 feet tall. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 4 to 10.
Seed collected in October 2020 is sold out. I should have fresh seed available by mid-October 2021. At least 10 seeds.
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