Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Description'Freckle Face' blackberry lily (or Belamcanda chinensis) has quickly grown to be one of our new favorite additions with charming flowers, season-extending seed pods, and easy-growing nature. Orange flowers bloom in late summer with prominent red speckling, catching the eyes of gardeners and pollinators in the landscape. Flowers bloom on tall stems above sword-shaped leaves, resembling bearded iris foliage. Plant this eclectic perennial in cottage, prairie, or cut flower gardens for a memorable display!
Blackberry lily ( Belamcanda) may only bloom for a few weeks in late summer, but it extends its interest well into fall and winter with seed pods. Black clusters of seed burst from tan seed pods, resembling blackberries, which is why it is lovingly referred to as blackberry lily. It's an easy-to-grow perennial that is adaptable to nearly any condition. It will still bloom in dry and poor soils but with fewer flowers on shorter stems (only 24" tall). In moist and fertile soils, stems may be twice as long (reaching 48" tall) and require staking. Either way, gardeners can enjoy this plant's sunny disposition in nearly any sunny spot.Details Botanical name: Belamcanda chinensis 'Freckle Face' Common name: Blackberry lily, leopard flower Zone: 4 - 10 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 18-24" tall x 8-12" wide Flower color: Orange Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer and fall Bloom time: Late summer Features: Deer resistant, drought tolerant, heat tolerant, dry soils, rare & unusual, best for beginners, winter interest Uses: Accent, border plant, cut flower garden, cottage gardening, massing, specimen, pollinator garden How To Grow Soil: Average to poor well-draining soils. Light: Does well in full sun (6+ hours direct sun). Water: Average water needs - water regularly until established. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Spacing: 12 inches Fertilizing: Belamcanda grows in average to fertile soils, so fertilize with a well-balanced granular fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: Leave standing through winter for added interest. They do not grow well if the soil is wet in winter. A heavy layer of mulch is recommended for northern gardeners. Maintenance & pruning: Not much is required. Plants grown in fertile and moist soils will have extra-long flower stems that may require staking. Sheer back any spent foliage in early spring. Divide in early spring every few years.