• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - keep soil moist but not soggy.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 24 in. tall, gradually clumping to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    White flowers, mid-spring to summer.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 24 in. tall, gradually clumping to 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:White flowers, mid-spring to summer.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained. Shear spent flower stalks after flowering. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new growth emerges in spring. Crowded clumps may be divided every 2 - 3 years in spring or fall.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs regular watering - keep soil moist but not soggy.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A hybrid selection of the native New Zealand Libertia ixiodes, this unique variety is a superior selection of 'Taupo Sunset', a bright and colorful Libertia ixoides seedling originally chosen for fantastic winter foliage color. Bred by Philip Smith and selected by Lyndale Nurseries, Auckland, New Zealand.