Libertia peregrinans 'Bronze Sword'

Libertia peregrinans ‘Bronze Sword’

This species forms clumps of erect, stiff leaves with prominent orange mid-ribs. If you can, plant this where the sun will rise or set behind it and the colors will just glow. It has wonderful orange and olive-green fans and then to top it off, has very pretty white flowers in late spring to early summer. These are followed by yellow berries. This plant really does provide year-round interest.

Pronunciation: lih-BER-tee-uh per-re-GREE-nans

Species Meaning: Immigrant or wanderer

Libertia peregrinans is native to New Zealand.


  • Libertia peregrinans 'Bronze Sword'
    Libertia peregrinans 'Bronze Sword'

Cultivation Notes

Want a well-drained by somewhat moist soil. Full to sun to part shade, but they do bloom better in full sun.

Additional Information

Slowly spreads by Rhizomes and can easily be divided

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P21245

Found in Winter Garden, Pots,

There are several of these at the far end of the Winter Garden, filling the area just to the left of the stone steps. A couple remain in pots.

We acquired this plant from Dancing Oaks.

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Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Libertia

Species: peregrinans

Variety: Bronze Sword

Commonly known as: New Zealand Iris

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Water Needs:
Summer - Medium Water
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Season of Interest:
Zn8a - down to 10F

Resistant to Deer.

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