New Zealand Iris
Libertia peregrinans

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Libertia (lih-BER-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: peregrinans (per-re-GREE-nans) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Burlingame, California

El Cerrito, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

Seaside, California

Ukiah, California

Yosemite Lakes, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 20, 2002, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

A New Zealand iris relative, leaves are very stiff and narrow. White flowers are held on black stems and calyxes similar to Aristea Ecklonii, very striking against the colored leaves. A colony of these, backlit against the sun, is breathtakingly beautiful. However, very slow-growing so protect them against invasive neighbors. Will form nice colonies by underground rhizomes. An excellent addition to a mixed planter.