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Libertia Taupo Sunset

Good plant for colour and structure

A great choice for the front of a tropical border or to add texture to a mixed border. Reddish green leaves hold their colour best in sun where this evergreen plant will slowly spread through the soil. Wiry stems hold white flowers in late spring and summer on mature plants.


Happiest in full sun at the front of a sunny border.


Easy to grow in any well drained soil, but add coarse grit or sand to the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Remove winter damaged leaves in spring to tidy the plant.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 60 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September