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Libertia formosa (Chilean Iris)

Mini Phormiums with prodigious quantities of white flowers in late spring/early summer. Easy, reliable, well behaved and the flowers are long lasting. The plant’s evergreen but as with most herbaceous stuff, it’s worth cutting them to the ground (a single swipe with a good sharp pair of Okatune Shears) in early March so all the summer’s growth is new, fresh and green rather than new fresh and green but full of all last year’s dead stuff.

Can grow to 2ft x 2ft with 3ft flower spikes.

Propagated by us from seed and/or division.

Hardiness traffic light amber

Hardiness level Amber

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Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.