- Type: Perennial
- Zone: 5-9
- Height: 1-1.5 feet
- Spread: 9-12 inches
- Flower: Showy
- Maintenance: Low
- Bloom Time: July – August
- Bloom Description: Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red
- Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
- Water: Dry to Medium
- Tolerates: Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Lily Candy is best grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. The candy lily tolerates summer heat and drought. Prefers sandy, humusy soils. Appreciates a light winter mulch in USDA Zone 5.
X Pardancanda, commonly called candy lily, has flowers that closely resemble those of Belamcanda. It is a bigeneric genus (Belamcanda chinensis x Pardanthopsis dichotoma). From its belamcanda parent, xPardancanda, it inherited heat tolerance and from its pardanthopsis parent, it inherited large flower size and a wide variety of bright flower colors. There are even some xPardancanda selections with bi-color flowers. Each xPardancanda flower only lasts a day, but the plant produces many flowers during its summer bloom season so there is a long progression of color. xPardancanda prefers full sun, plenty of compost and typical garden soil. Propagation of xPardancanda can be done via seed collection in late summer or via division of the rhizome in spring.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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