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Libertia (New Zealand Iris)
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Including Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’, and Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’

Libertia

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.


Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’  full sun  partial shade  new plant

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)

Blooms June–August

Size: 18" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’ (P-1939)
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Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’  full sun  partial shade
Libertia ixioides Taupo Sunset

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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