Candy lily

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 Pardancanda norrisii subsp. var.  Candy Lily
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
2ft 1.5ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Garden origin
Bloom: mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Water: moderate, dry
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 5 to 12
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, orange, yellow, purple, brown, multicolored, pink, white, spotted
Iridaceae > Pardancanda norrisii var. ,

Candy lily flowers closely resemble those of Belamcanda. It is a bigeneric genus (Belamcanda chinensis x Pardanthopsis dichotoma). Flowers primarily bloom in July-August, with some sporadic continued bloom to frost. Each flower lasts only one day. Sword-shaped, iris-like leaves. Flowers are followed by seedpods which resemble blackberries and provide some interest in autumn.

Starry flowers in single colors, tiger stripes and spotted. Colors range from yellow, red, salmon , pink, or white shades. Iris-like foliage. Tolerates heat and drought well.

Often misspelled Pardancanda norisii, the plant commonly known as the Candy Lily was probably first introduced to the world by Park Seed Company.

Collage of Pardancanda blooms in Raffi's Yerevan garden in 2004.


Best grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates summer heat and drought. Prefers sandy, humusy soils. Appreciates a light winter mulch in USDA Zone 5.


Pests and diseases

No serious insect or disease problems.


'Dazzler' is a dwarf strain which features 6-petaled, saucer-shaped flowers (2" across) in a variety of colors including yellow, orange, pink, purple and red on scapes growing to 16" tall.



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