Libertia paniculata – Grass Flag

Libertia is a charming small rainforest perennial plant for moist, semi-shaded positions. It has arching glossy strap leaves and starry white flowers in spring and summer which are set off nicely against the mid green foliage. Grows to around half a metre high and wide, and does well in most soil types. Frost tolerant. If the plant becomes untidy, it can be cut back hard and it will reshoot from underground rhizomes. Propagate from seed, which can be slow to germinate.

Scientific Name:Libertia paniculata
Common Name:Libertia
Other Common Names:Grass Flag
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Weeping
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Bulb, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants