Blackberry Lily (Iris domestica)
Blackberry Lily (Iris domestica)
Blackberry Lily (Iris domestica)
Blackberry Lily (Iris domestica)
Blackberry Lily (Iris domestica)
Blackberry Lily (Iris domestica)

Blackberry Lily (Iris domestica)

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Hardy, herbaceous summer-flowering perennial

Robust plant with iris-like foliage and red-spotted orange flowers on tall stalks, followed by unusual seed heads that resemble blackberries, but the seeds are not edible

Origin: Asia

This Asian perennial, which Thomas Jefferson called 'Chinese Ixia', is actually a member of the Iris family. Jefferson first received seed from nurseryman Bernard McMahon in 1807, during his second term as President of the United States. These were sown in an East Front oval flowerbed at Monticello. Today the blackberry lilies that are found naturalized around Monticello are believed to be descendants of Jefferson's original plantings. Our Blackberry Lily plants are propagated from seed collected at Monticello.

Blackberry Lily (Iris domestica) arrives in a 2.5" pot.

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Details

Genus Iris
Species domestica
USDA Zones 5 - 10
Exposure Full Sun to Light Shade
Habit Grows 2-5' tall and 2' wide; spreads slowly
Culture Prefers well-drained, moderately rich garden loam; tolerates dry conditions
Attributes Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Showy fruits
Jefferson documented

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