Libertia chilensis

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Details

This distant iris relative has sprays of pure white, almost orchid-like, saucer-shaped flowers with yellow stamens atop clumps of non-invasive dark green stems. 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 at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.