New Zealand Iris
An interesting iris relative from New Zealand, Libertia adds a splash of color and texture to rock gardens, borders or anywhere needing a bit of grass-like texture. Delicate little white flowers appear in mid spring and the evergreen golden foliage looks great year round.
Latin Name: Libertia ixioides
Site and Soil: A variety of soils, so long as they’re well draining in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 10ºF.
Leaf Color: Yellow taupe
Leaf Size: Up to 2′ long or more
Size at Maturity: 1-2 ft. in height by 2-3′ wide
Bloom Time: mid spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 8a