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Libertia

Iridaceae
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Iris relatives with fans of swordlike leaves and clusters of white flowers from late spring to midsummer. Blooms consist of three large petals and three much smaller ones, giving them a triangular look.

Libertia peregrinans
Libertia peregrinans

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Libertia peregrinans

New Zealand native. Grows to 2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide; forms colonies by rhizomes. Narrow, erect olive green leaves have a strong orange to brownish-orange center stripe; especially attractive when backlit. Branching clusters of inch-wide flowers on stems shorter than the leaves. Good in containers.

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