Libertia paniculata – Grass Flag

Libertia is a charming small rainforest perennial plant for moist, semi-shaded positions. It has arching glossy strap leaves and starry white flowers in spring and summer which are set off nicely against the mid green foliage. Grows to around half a metre high and wide, and does well in most soil types. Frost tolerant. If the plant becomes untidy, it can be cut back hard and it will reshoot from underground rhizomes. Propagate from seed, which can be slow to germinate.

Family : Iridaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Weeping
Soil Moisture : Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Libertia paniculata
Common Name : Libertia
Height : 0.7
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Butterflies, Other insects