Libertia peregrinans (also called Mikoikoi)
Clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen, grass-like perennial grown for its bright colours. Useful for rock or gravel gardens, where the bright winter stems provide bright colour especially when the sun shines through them. Drought tolerant.
The above photos were taken at Beth Chatto's gravel garden at Elmstead Market in Essex.
All year round.
Upright, clump-forming habit. H: 38cm S: 70cm
Leaves - strap-like and produced in tufts, striped in yellow, green and orange.
Flowers – produced in spring, are small and iris-like, usually white, and born in clusters at the top of straight stems.
Seed heads are roughly oval, glossy and light brown.
Sun or partial shade.
Well-drained, moderately fertile. Tolerates drought and poor soil.
Hardy down to -5c.
May need protection from frost.
Divide in spring or sow seed in containers out doors as soon as they are ripe.
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