Libertias....who knows em?

VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348
I grow grass-like, uniquely-coloured, white flowering libertias. Who else does? They are evergreen, tough, grow almost anywhere and nothing else looks quite like them. Front of the border or in the middle, libertias add contrast and form. Somebody will surely ask you what it is if you grow it Right now I have some contrasting with hellebores, daffs, etc etc. and would not want to be without them The leaves have red, gold, olive and bronze shades. Check them out


  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    They are lovely, and I used to grow them. I fell in love with them at Coleton Fishacre garden.

    However, I found they got huge very quickly, and got way too big for my garden.

    I made the decision a long time ago not to have any plants here that I would always be fighting with, so it went - to a friend who has a huge garden, so I can still go and visit it!

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,805

    Die of cold here, shame really.

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,587

    Yes, know them well as we have lots in the New Zealand Garden at the Bristo Botanic Garden.  They can be invasive but the seeds are harvested at the Garden for the Friends Seed Distribution.  I did sow some so somewhere in my crowded cold frame I have their strappy leaves!


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    Lots of leaves and not many flowers here. Died last winter and weren't replaced

  • Eeeck!

    We planted a few Libertia peregrinans  many years ago in a dry shady area.

    They looked stunning.

    Then swamping everything else.

    Spreading by roots.

    They took over .

    So much so we were forced to  weed every single one out!

    Be very careful where you plant them!

  • jatnikapyarjatnikapyar Posts: 421

    image Duplicate carried away, did you Verdun? Must be the sunshine that is eluding us in the SE image

  • jatnikapyarjatnikapyar Posts: 421

    Morning Verdun, I like itimage why stop at twice.......make it moreimage

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