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Libertia peregrinans - Orange Libertia
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Libertia peregrinans (Orange Libertia) An interesting and colorful rhizomatous perennial with stiffly upright foliage to just under 2 feet tall. The leaves are green in the center and bright orange along the margins. Lightly fragrant, pure white blooms on branched stems (shorter than the leaves) appear in the spring. It takes the sun or light shade, has moderate water needs, and is hardy to about 15 degrees F. It forms colonies by rhizomes (which distinguishes it from the the solitary Libertia ixioides). This plant makes a statement, and is particularly striking when it is backlit. We have grown this plant since 1996.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Libertia peregrinans.