Libertia chilensis

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types
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Plant Overview

This grass-like plant is most unusual in that it has sprays of pure white, almost orchid-like, saucer-shaped flowers with yellow stamens. Most unlike most flowers of this plant type. Its airy habit makes it perfect for growing in a prairie-style display or a gravel garden, particularly among other airy plants. Alternatively, plant as a specimen plant in a border.

Flowers from May to July.

Graham Stuart Thomas states that it is "Desirable and elegant."

A New Zealand native. 

Height: 60cm

Common name(s): New Zealand satin flower

Synonym: Libertia grandiflora


Picture: Velela [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.