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Libertia peregrinans
Common Name: New Zealand Iris Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Libertia peregrinans
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Valued for its richly coloured orangey-bronze, erect, iris-like foliage that is especially pretty backlit by the sun. The foliage is evergreen, or I should say everorange, and looks great 365 days a year. The small creamy white flowers appear intermittently and are lightly fragrant. The orange colouration in the leaves is more intense when plants are stressed so don't baby them. Give them lean, well-drained soil in sun.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Native Habitat:
Sandy or peaty soils in coastal sites such as beaches, dune systems, river mouths, estuaries, and coastal scrub.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeLate Spring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii "'Shorty'"
Sedum "'Purple Emperor'"

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