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First flower (Libertia peregrinans (New Zealand Iris))

I bought this Libertia on a village gardens open day 2 years ago ... thrilled to see this perfect white flower on it today.



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Its a lovely plant! I dont think I've ever seen one in life.

1 Jun, 2017

 

Lovely flower, is that the brown or green leaved version?

1 Jun, 2017

 

Thanks Karen ...

Hmm Siris, orange really!

1 Jun, 2017

 

What a nice surprise for you,Shirley..it's lovely..I haven't heard of this one before...

2 Jun, 2017

 

I also have a bronze-leaf Libertia (Taupo blaze) but the white flowers on mine are tiny. My green-leaf ones have seeded themselves prolifically, so I wonder if this one will do the same.

Great plant Shirley!

2 Jun, 2017

 

A new one on me too...but what a stunner.

2 Jun, 2017

 

Sandra, the village garden where I bought it had pots and pots of 'baby' ones for sale! I can now see why as the original plant I bought, then put in a medium size pot, has produced about five 'babies'. Would you like one when it's grown up a bit?

Sheila, this flower isn't huge, but does show up well against the leaves.

Thanks Waddy ... the 'babies' should be rooting well so you're welcome to one if you like. :o)

2 Jun, 2017

 

I'd love one Shirley please...what conditions does it like best ???

2 Jun, 2017

 

Waddy, it is a New Zealand plant and the RHS say it needs full sun with moist, but well-drained soil. Mine is in a pot and gets watered when it looks really dry. So it thrives on neglect!

2 Jun, 2017

 

Stunning such a wonderful shape

2 Jun, 2017

 

Thanks for the offer,Shirley..yes please :o)

2 Jun, 2017

 

Ok Sandra, I will check on how the roots are looking tomorrow.

2 Jun, 2017

 

Thank you Shirley..:o)

3 Jun, 2017

 

Thank you Shirley, I think I can manage that :))

3 Jun, 2017

 

I usually have masses of seed on my green variety (Libertia grandiflora) - same flower as Shirley's. So could collect them for people if anyone wants some.

3 Jun, 2017

 

Sheila, that's a very kind offer. :o)

3 Jun, 2017

 

That so like GoY people :))

4 Jun, 2017

 

:))

4 Jun, 2017



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