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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Libertia (New Zealand Iris)
at Digging Dog
Including Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’
New Zealand Iris
Named for its colorful sword-like blades and for
Marie Libert, a Belgian botanist who wrote about
liverworts, this captivating New Zealand native belongs
to the Iris family. Libertias prefer well-drained,
somewhat moist soil and light shade in hot locales.
Naturally Native New Zealand Plants, a nursery from down-under, selected ‘Goldfinger’ for its bright foliar hues and tidy compact stance. Sparking gold and burnt orange central streaks, the narrow finger-like olive green leaves reach up and out from a low warm-colored evergreen clump, while starry bright white flowers and large yellow berries furnish additional appeal. Second-to-none for containers or tight spots, this lively Libertia can be planted near mates such as Sedum ‘Matrona’ and Bouteloua ‘Blonde Ambition’. (PP#18,228)
Size: 18" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 7.
Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’ (P-1939)
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This captivating New Zealand native, named for its colorful blades and for Marie Libert, a Belgian botanist who wrote about liverworts, belongs to the Iris family.
Offering year-round allure, compact upright clumps sculpt narrow fans of stiff leathery blades, each uniquely painted in green, yellow, orange, purplish red and bronze-hued stripes. Openly branched stems feature white 3-petaled flowers shaped like saucers that sparkle in spring and manifest intriguing orange seedpods in autumn; dark red shades invigorate the leaves during the winter months.
‘Taupo Sunset’ prefers somewhat moist, but well-drained soil and can grace a pool side, mixed border or a container with broad-leafed companions nearby.
Blooms June – August.
Size: 2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.
Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’ (P-1705)
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Current Staff's Favorite Plant
Our fall arrangement includes: Asters
I wanted this arrangement to celebrate the diverse beauty that autumn affords. It was photographed by acclaimed garden photographer, Saxon Holt, who happened to be visiting us.
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers, last chance for Fantastic Fall Sale, Gift Certificates now on sale!
Here at Digging Dog, we’ve had some welcome rain to actually soak the soil. With the onset of shorter days and chilly nights, a quieter contemplative mood envelopes parts of the garden. As many herbaceous plants are fading into dormancy, evergreen shrubs, bold-toned leaves, textural seed-heads plus plump glistening berries take center stage. The impressive group of plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye when I strolled through the nursery and garden yesterday. I hope you enjoy these compelling autumnal offerings. In many locales throughout the country, there’s still time to tuck some botanical gems into an empty garden nook.
Digging Dog's Early November 2017 Newsletter Link
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