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PlantFiles: 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)

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jkom51 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.


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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