Belamcanda chinensis

Belamcanda chinensis

Belamcanda chinensis (Blackberry lily, Leopard flower, Leopard lily; syn. Belamcanda punctata Moench, Gemmingia chinensis (L.) Kuntze, Iris chinensis Curtis, Ixia chinensis L., Morea chinensis, Pardanthus chinensis (L.) Ker Gawl.) is an ornamental plant in the Iridaceae family.

The leopard lily is a flowering perennial of Chinese origin and is locally used in Chinese villages for its medicinal values.

The plant grows 60-90 cm tall in full sun and is often found blanketing hill sides, the flowers can range form red to yellow to orange or mixed and bloom in summer to early autumn (fall).

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