February 8, 2023
Libertia formosa

Libertia formosa

Libertia formosa is an evergreen perennial growing from rhizomes. It is also known as Snowy Mermaid or Chilean Iris. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. Libertia formosa is native to Chile. The genus was named after Marie-Anne Libert (1782-1865). He was a Belgian botanist, mycologist, and one of the first female plant pathologists.

Libertia formosa
Libertia formosa

Libertia formosa is hardy. It is clump-forming. It can grow to about 90cm or 3ft. Libertia formosa leaves are narrow and sword-shaped. The flowers are white and bowl-shaped. Libertia formosa flowers in spring and early summer.

How to grow Libertia formosa:

Grow it in the sun. Plant it in moderately fertile and moist but well-drained soil. Remove the flower stalk after the flowering season ends. Also, trim any damaged leaves in late winter. Propagate Libertia formosa by seed or by division in early spring. Libertia formosa is basically disease-free and pest-free.

Libertia formosa
Libertia formosa

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