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Libertia formosa

Libertia

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Libertia formosa
  • Common name: Libertia
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Libertia formosa is a robust evergreen perennial, forming a mass of sword-shaped, leathery leaves, from which stiff stems carry clusters of bowl-shaped white flowers in late spring and early summer. The flowers are followed by elegant seed pods. It’s perfect for a growing in sunny herbaceous border, where it provides year-round interest.

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For best results grow Libertia formosa in a sunny, sheltered spot in well-drained soil. Remove old foliage to make way for new growth. Divide congested plants in spring or autumn.

How to grow Libertia formosa

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Libertia formosa and wildlife

Libertia formosa has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Libertia formosa poisonous?

Libertia formosa has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People