|'Hello Yellow' |
Flowers are followed by clusters of shiny black berries. Foliage is iris-like, stays nice through season. I'll probably always think of this as Belamcanda chinensis, but the taxonomists have decided it's an iris now. So be it. We always have the common speckled version; for a few years, it was joined by offspring of the 'Hello Yellow' cultivar, which stays smaller with bright creamy yellow flowers. That one didn't prove to be as long-lasting in our garden, though.
||red-dotted orange (summer)
||2-3' tall, 1-2' wide
|Seed ripens||late September|
|Seed pods developing in early August |
|Black fruit still hanging on in November, illustrating how the common name for this plant came about. |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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|ACWinOH||Oct 18, 2008||Did not know this had been reassigned! Mine flower abundantly in partial sun and rebloom as long as I deadhead. They are new to me as of 06/2008 so don't know yet if they'll come back in my neck of the woods. I have the dotted ones, stripey ones and the solid colored ones. A nice variety in a bed with Asiatic Lilies, Trumpet Lilies and daylilies. - Carol|
- Gave 5w cold, then 70F, with G starting after 1d
- Seed for 'Hello Yellow' from '05 trade. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (65%G, 7-29d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (3w; 5%G, 16d) - 75F (6d) - 70F (30%G, 3-6d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F (3w) - 75F (90%G, 7-22d).
Baggy 75F (6w) - 70F (20%G, 12-16d)
Be patient with these - germination extends over several weeks. The brief warm period in 2009 may have contributed to a spurt of germination. Not sure if cold stage is required, I've never tried without.
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