Full sun at least half of the day
Late summer. Attractive seed heads.
Any well-drained soil
30 to 40 inches
Various colors, some spotted
Mixed borders. cutting. Toad for late season color.
Fairly easy. Good drainage is important. Divide every 3 to 4 years in the spring to maintain vigor.
Despite its name Candy Lily actually originates from the iris family. It is an interesting specimen that I've found to be quite hardy despite the fact that many references cite it as a zone 5 plant. The multi-colored (and sometimes speckled) blooms appear atop 3 foot branching stems from midsummer on. They can be cut for fresh bouquets or the mature seed pods can be used for dried arrangements.