Birds & Blooms

Freckled Beauty

Attract butterflie­s with this stunning speckled flower.


Blackberry Lily

Iris domestica ‘Freckle Face’,

Zones 4 to 10

Despite its name, this gorgeous flower is actually a part of the iris family. The flowers of this shortlived perennial become seedpods, which eventually split open to reveal dark berries that resemble blackberri­es. Keep in mind that this plant does spread easily and is considered invasive in some areas. Attracts: Light needs: Full sun to part shade. Size: 18 to 24 inches high and 12 to 18 inches wide.

Grown for: Gorgeous cut flowers, border gardening, and the option of being kept in containers.

Foliage: Long green petals, similar to ones on an iris. Seasonal interest: The stunning orange petals give way to shiny seeds in autumn.

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