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Belamcanda chinensis Freckle Face

A close cousin of the Bearded Iris, grown both for stunning summer colour and for the unusual black berries that form in clusters once the seed pods have split open in the autumn.

Clumps of green sword shaped foliage grow beneath taller stems that hold stunning cup-shaped golden yellow blooms with dark orange markings. Drought tolerant and excellent as cut and dried flowers. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Prefers well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Height 30-45cm (12-18”). Spread 45-60cm (18-24”). Hardy perennial.
Flower Colour

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Contemporary Gardening, Cottage Garden, Wildlife Garden

Bees and Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, NEW This Year, Suitable for Container

Half-Hardy Perennial


March onwards

Flowering Time

Sun or Partial Shade

45-60cm (18-24")

30-45cm (12-18)

Belamcanda chinensis


Well drained


Sun or partial shade


Excellent as cut or dried flowers


Early to mid summer

Additional Information

Attractive to bees and butterflies. Seed pods make unique dried flowers for arrangements. Once established Clumps should be divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring. Apply a deep protective mulch in winter. Hardy perennial. Bare roots take up to 6-8 weeks to appear after planting.

Delivery Date: 24 Jul 2017 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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