Plant Type
Sunlight Amount
Libertia peregrinans
Libertia peregrinans

Grown more for its foliage than its flowers, Libertia has bold, swordlike leaves similar to iris foliage. The narrow olive green leaves have a pronounced orange to brown-orange stripe down the center. The six-petal flowers are white and bloom in late spring and early summer. Highlight Libertia's spiky, modern look by pairing it with frothy mounding perennials, such as lady's mantle and catmint. You'll love how its angular shape lends rhythm to a mixed border.

Plant Libertia in full sun or part shade and well-drained soil. It grows from rhizomes, again like iris, and spreads slowly to form a colony.

genus name
  • Libertia peregrinans
  • Part Sun
  • Sun
plant type
  • 1 to 3 feet
  • To 1 foot wide
flower color
season features
special features
  • 8
  • 9

Plant Libertia with

Catmint, Nepeta
  • zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • light: Part Sun, Sun
  • flower color: Blue, Purple, White, Pink, Yellow
  • foliage color: Blue/Green, Gray/Silver
  • plant type: Perennial
  • height: 6 to 12 inches, 1 to 3 feet, 3 to 8 feet
  • season features: Fall Bloom, Summer Bloom
  • problem solvers: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

Prized for its dense, mounding habit, catmint complements an upright stand of libertia.

Helenium's bright orange blossoms draw attention to libertia's green and orange variegation.

Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla
  • zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • light: Part Sun, Sun
  • flower color: Green, Yellow
  • foliage color: Blue/Green
  • plant type: Perennial
  • height: 1 to 3 feet
  • season features: Summer Bloom
  • special features: Low Maintenance, Good for Containers, Cut Flowers
  • problem solvers: Deer Resistant, Groundcover

Airy flower clusters float above the pretty green foliage of lady's mantle. Its graceful appearance softens libertia's strong outline.

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