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Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’
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Libertia ixioides Taupo Sunset

June – August.

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 ‘Taupo Sunset’ full sun  partial shade

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.

Size: 2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’ (P-1705)
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