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Libertia formosa (Chilean Iris)

Libertia chilensis

The average plant height is 20 cm
The average plant height is 20 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Flax and Flax like
Height:60 cm
Spread:50 cm
Flowering time:Spring, Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wind
Garden uses:Borders, Containers, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Ponds, Pool areas
Garden styles:Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Libertia formosa (Chilean Iris) Details

Libertia formosa, commonly known as the Chilean Iris or as Libertia chilensis, is an herbaceous perennial is grown for its foliage and flowers. Stems bearing clusters of pure white flowers rise above the dark green-yellow foliage through spring and summer. Green seed capsules follow the flowers and mature to an orange colour. The Chilean Iris typically grows to 60 cm tall and 50 cm wide but will spread further than this as the roots send up new shoots. Best results with this plant are achieved when it is positioned in full sun on a well-drained site. It is tolerant of frost, cold climates, dry periods, and coastal conditions. Libertia formosa is commonly mass planted in borders or as a groundcover. It is popular among landscapers in NZ due to its hardiness, striking colouring, and great visual appeal.

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