× Pardancanda norrisii 'Dazzler'
Common Name: pardancanda 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Iridaceae
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Yellow, orange, pink, purple and red
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil


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.

Noteworthy Characteristics

× Pardancanda, commonly called candy lily, has flowers that closely resemble those of Belamcanda. It is a bigeneric genus (Belamcanda chinensis × Pardanthopsis dichotoma).

Specific epithet honors amateur gardener Samuel Norrisis who in 1967 crossed two different genera, Belamcanda chinensis (blackberry lily) and Pardanthopsis dichotoma (vesper iris) to produce X Pardancanda

'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. Flowers primarily bloom in July-August, with some sporadic continued bloom to frost. Each flower lasts only one day. Sword-shaped, iris-like leaves.


No serious insect or disease problems.


Borders. Rock gardens.