Lib­er­tia

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - GARDENING -

Hardy peren­ni­als with brightly-coloured fo­liage are fairly rare. Worth search­ing for are any of the Lib­er­tia tribe. Long, nar­row leaves on some species, es­pe­cially L. pere­gri­nans grow 300mm high and de­velop a per­ma­nent bright, orange-cop­per colour, be­comes a glow­ing gold dur­ing the cold­est parts of the year. They soon form large spread­ing clumps, topped in spring and sum­mer by dozens of del­i­cate, or­chid-like white flow­ers.

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