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Libertia 'Taupo Blaze' (New Zealand iris 'Taupo Blaze')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Libertia 'Taupo Blaze'

Other names

New Zealand iris 'Taupo Blaze', Libertia ixiodes 'Taupo Blaze', Libertia peregrinans 'Taupo Blaze'

Genus

Libertia Libertia

Variety or Cultivar

'Taupo Blaze' _ 'Taupo Blaze' is a dense, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with erect, leathery, sword-like green to yellow-orange leaves in spring and summer, turning orange to scarlet in autumn. Panicles of white, star-like flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by orange-red fruit in autumn.


Libertia 'Taupo Blaze' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-orange, Green in Spring; Green, Yellow-orange in Summer; Scarlet, Red, Orange-red, Orange in Autumn; Orange, Scarlet, Red, Orange-red in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove spent fruiting stalks. Tidy up dead leaves in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Libertia 'Taupo Blaze' (New Zealand iris 'Taupo Blaze') will reach a height of 0.6m 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 soil that is moist but well-drained. Place in a warm position in the sun and protect with a dry mulch in winter. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

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 'Taupo Blaze'

Other names

New Zealand iris 'Taupo Blaze', Libertia ixiodes 'Taupo Blaze', Libertia peregrinans 'Taupo Blaze'

Genus

Libertia Libertia

Variety or Cultivar

'Taupo Blaze' _ 'Taupo Blaze' is a dense, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with erect, leathery, sword-like green to yellow-orange leaves in spring and summer, turning orange to scarlet in autumn. Panicles of white, star-like flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by orange-red fruit in autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-orange, Green in Spring; Green, Yellow-orange in Summer; Scarlet, Red, Orange-red, Orange in Autumn; Orange, Scarlet, Red, Orange-red in Winter

General care

Pruning

Remove spent fruiting stalks. Tidy up dead leaves in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Libertia 'Taupo Blaze' (New Zealand iris 'Taupo Blaze') will reach a height of 0.6m 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 soil that is moist but well-drained. Place in a warm position in the sun and protect with a dry mulch in winter. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

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 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Libertia 'Taupo Blaze' (New Zealand iris 'Taupo Blaze')

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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