Pardancanda norrisii 'Kiba Giants'
This is a mongrel. The genus was developed by crossing Belamcanda chinensis (Leopard Lily) with Pardanthopis dichotoma (Vesper Iris). The result is a very lovable mutt.
Pardancanda norrisii is naturally variable, producing flowers, very late in the season, in almost any colour other than blue. Spotted petals, contrasting colours; petals that jiggle between two colours - the variations are almost endless. Nobody can predict what colour they will take.
Even if you start with a single colour they will eventually mutate within themselves to produce variations. The only constant is the seed pods that are shiny and black. The flowers only bloom for a day but are constantly replenished. Not for lovers of pedigrees.
Photo: © Jelitto
Variable-yellow, red, violet
Well drained, dry
Full sun, sheltered