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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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