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 a pot 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, consider giving the pot an artificial chilling period of about 6 weeks before moving it to a warm, bright place for germination.
It is possible that these seeds could germinate (though perhaps at a less than optimal rate) 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 artificial chilling period.
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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 established plant I collected these seeds from consistently reaches around 5 feet tall. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 4 to 10.
Collected in late September to early October 2021. At least 10 seeds.
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