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)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Candy Lily, Pardancanda norissii: whatever you call them we have a nice mixed planting in the Asian Collections
These are growing right along the road in the shadow of the big Davidia. These used to be bi-generic hybrids, whose parents were Pardanthopsis dichotoma and Belamcanda chinensis now changed to Iris dichotoma and Iris domestica respectively. Anyway they're cheerful exotically patterned Irids, easily grown in a sunny location. They aren't long lived, usually lasting two or three years, but occasionally if the site is right one or more will take hold. Failing that they seed readily, producing interesting progeny.