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Libertia grandiflora (New Zealand satin flower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Libertia grandiflora

Other names

New Zealand satin flower, Libertia chilensis

Genus

Libertia Libertia

Species

L. grandiflora - L. grandiflora is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with erect, leathery, linear, dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, sturdy stems bearing clusters of white flowers followed by glossy seed capsules.


Libertia grandiflora is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems. Cut back any faded or dead leaves in late winter.

Propagation methods

Seed, Division


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Where to grow

Libertia grandiflora (New Zealand satin flower) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich,moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Protect with a thick, dry mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Libertia grandiflora

Other names

New Zealand satin flower, Libertia chilensis

Genus

Libertia Libertia

Species

L. grandiflora - L. grandiflora is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with erect, leathery, linear, dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, sturdy stems bearing clusters of white flowers followed by glossy seed capsules.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems. Cut back any faded or dead leaves in late winter.

Propagation methods

Seed, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Libertia grandiflora (New Zealand satin flower) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich,moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Protect with a thick, dry mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Libertia grandiflora (New Zealand satin flower)

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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Libertia grandiflora did not flower

I am very disappointed with my libertia as they have not flowered at all this year. They were newly planted last summer and I was hoping for some lovely flowers once they were established this… read more

Libertia Grandiflora

I have removed all the seed stems from the libertia grandiflora, snapped close to base and removed, should I cut the leaves back also, about 2/3rds of the height read more

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Libertia grandiflora (New Zealand satin flower) has been used in The Daily Telegraph for Chelsea Flower Show 2009. read more

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