One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Monday, June 28, 2010
Blackberry Lily, Belamcanda chinensis, just began flowering this week
Blackberry lilies have seeded all through China Valley. The flowers are beautiful; the seeds are equally attractive. The problem is that the plants themselves often topple over. This is a good year though, as something in the last year's weather has allowed enough root growth or stem strength or whatever to keep the flowering stalks erect. That's a good thing....for a flower stalk.