Libertia peregrinans

Scientific name: Libertia peregrinans



Common names: “Wandering Chilean iris”

Plant Type: Evergreen perennial


Zone: 8-10

Light: Full sun for best colour – part/bright shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Best results in fertile soil

Moisture: Moist – average


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Plant Size: H 12-18″ W 12″

Leaf and Stem shape: Narrow leaves, often with a beautiful orange stripe down the centre

Flower: Panicles of bowl shaped white flowers in the springImage result for libertia peregrinans

Maintenance: Low, do not cut, pull out brown leaves, does seed around but very easy to remove, divide in spring never in fall, mulch in the fall for winter protection, remove spent flowers and tidy up in late winter, dry mulch for winter protection

Landscape use: Containers, mass planting, coastal cottage, informal

Propagate: By seed and division

Pests & Disease: None in Victoria

*Deer and rabbit resistant

Comments: All seasons interest, New Zealand native

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