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.

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Hi there,

Fellow WYG volunteer and blogger here. I love these candylilies and have a couple in my garden. They need to be moved up front though so they can be better enjoyed. See you soon.

ChrisU said...

Hi Wendy. They are beautiful aren't they. And they're so easy!

sue kohler said...

WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE i MIGHT FIND SEEDS FOR THESE TYPE OF LILIES?
I HAVE ONE CALLED FRECKLED FACE BUT WOULD LIKE TO GET OTHER COLORS ANY FEED BACK WOULD BE APPRECIATED .