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Libertia ixioides 'Goldfinger'


Libertia 'Goldfinger' forms upright, evergreen, tufts of golden yellow foliage striped.

Libertia ixioides 'Goldfinger' forms stiff, upright, evergreen, grass-like tufts of golden yellow or old gold coloured foliage striped faintly with green resembling a miniature New Zealand flax for a high impact display. It resembles L. perigrinans but is more gold than orange. The best foliage colour occurs in full sun. Small, white flowers appear intermittently from mid spring into summer. A great plant for regions with cool summers and mild winters.

Common Name: New Zealand Iris

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Yellow


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Sandy or peaty soils in coastal sites such as beaches, dune systems, river mouths, estuaries, and coastal scrub.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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