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Libertia chilensis

Will a young Libertia chilensis plant survive over winter in an unheated greenhouse in Scotland? It was grown from seed last year.

Interested to hear from any body who has experience with this. Thanks.


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,206

    I wouldn't like to risk it Jennifer unless your greenhouse is in a very sheltered position.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,165

    I have a Libertia here Jennifer - I'm in central west Scotland and about 400 feet above sea level. We've just had a lot of frosts and snow in the last week or so and generally cold temps as usual.  Mine has been fine although it's reasonably sheltered. It's been in the ground for a couple of years now. It's an ixioides though, so don't know if it's a hardier type. Many of them are quite robust.

    You have nothing to lose I suppose - but you may want to give it some extra protection in the coldest weather.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    I didn't know this one and googled, synonym L. grandiflora. Growing in my garden, Peterborough, for at least 15 years. Has seen -14C.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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