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Libertia sessiliflora

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Libertia (lih-BER-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: sessiliflora (sess-il-ee-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

New Iberia, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 30, 2004, Ursula from Santiago
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

Libertia sessiliflora is a Chilean Native rhizomatous plant that loves shade and deep, organically rich moist soil.

This plant is grown for its lovely flower spikes (up to 1 m!) covered with blooms that range from light blue to lavanda to deep blue with a yellow center. Each plant produces some 6 flower spikes. It also has attractive foliage, tyipical for iridaceae. The seed pods are very much like the ones of Sisyrinchium striatum, but the seeds have an irregular shape and a reddish colour.

Propagation: this plant can be propagated dividing its rhizom. In this case, the recommendation is not to do it more than once every three years, since it takes some time for the plants to recover from division.

Propagation from seeds: stratified sowin... read more