Friday, February 27, 2015

"What can you do with a blackberry lily?"

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Photo courtesy of Tom Murphy VII

"What can you do with a blackberry lily? The answer is, anything you want. All gardens are made better with the addition of this persevering heirloom iris. You thought I said blackberry lily, and now I am referring to it as iris. Yes, Virginia, it has always looked like an iris from the standpoint of foliage and recently its scientific name has been changed from Belamcanda chinensis to Iris domestica."

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, GA has written a wonderful article on the blackberry lily. I think you'll enjoy it.
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