Blackberry Lily Plants

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Asked by Anonymous on March 2, 2014
Growing Instructions for Blackberry Iris

Best way to grow Blackberry Iris?

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on August 14, 2015
Eating Fruit

Is the fruit of Belamcanda Blackberry lilies edible?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

No. While the plant gets its name from the similarity of its fruit to blackberries, unlike blackberry fruit these are poisonous if ingested. If you have any small children or pets around, I would suggest getting rid of the fruits so they cannot be eaten by mistake.

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Asked by Anonymous on September 21, 2015
Cutting Back Blades of Blackberry Lily

Do I cut back the blades of blackberry lily plants in the fall, as I do Iris, or leave them? I have pulled bad leaves already. Thanks.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They do not need to be cut back, nor do the irises. Allow the foliage to die back naturally, as the plants need this for producing enough energy to go into next year's blooms. You can, however, cut back any old blooms and stems down to the base.

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Asked by kathyetherton on February 29, 2016
Blackberry Lily

Can blackberry lilies by grown in a container?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This plant may not be the best choice for a container plant.
A relative to the iris, the rhizomes can grow to quickly in a pot and require frequent repotting.
It also may be sensitive to watering issues in a pot.

If you only have space for growing in pots and really want to try a Leopard Lily, you certainly can give it a try!

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/blackberry-lily/growing-blackberry-lilies.htm

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Asked by pjs123 on July 29, 2016
Blackberry Lilies

In your article on the care of Blackberry Lilies, you state that they begin with planting the bulbs (actually tubers). I have some little “shoots” coming up from my lilies that I would like to share. Can they be dug up and transplanted? What confuses me is that on the same internet page I see blackberry lily seeds advertised. Thanks for someone’s expertise. If the “shoots” can be transplanted, can it be done now?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Blackberry Lily spread through rhizomes and can be divided or shared as you would an Iris plant.
You can harvest seeds from your plants in the fall before they drop from the plant.
Dry and store the seeds in a cool location.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/dividing-transplanting-iris.htm

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Asked by hilda clark on September 25, 2016
Growing Blackberry Lily

When is the best time to plant blackberry seed?

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can plant the seeds outdoors in the fall. To have more reliable establishment, first cold-stratify the seeds as described here:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/seed-stratification.htm

Plant the stratified seeds indoors in the early spring, keep moist until they germinate, then transplant outside after the risk of frost has passed.

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Asked by claudia78hartung on November 17, 2016
Growing Bulbs From Seeds

How do I grow Blackberry Lily bulbs from seeds?

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Collect the seeds in the fall when the seed pods open up. You can plant them outdoors immediately, and they will germinate in the spring, or you can store them in the refrigerator until spring and then plant outdoors. The seeds can take a while to germinate, so be patient.

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