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common name: New Zealand Iris, Mikoikoi
perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: golden
flower colour: white
fruit colour: orange
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
Clump-forming with fans of stiff, narrow, bright greenish yellow leaves with wide central veins of deep orange. The overall appearance of the plant is of rich golden-orange glow, particularly in winter. Evergreen or semi-evergreen. White flowers in midsummer, followed by burnt orange seedpods.
Well-drained, moist, moderately fertile soil in sun or part shade. Reasonably tolerant of drought and poor soils. May need some protection in areas with hard winter frosts.
From seed or by division in spring.
pronounced: lih-BER-tee-uh per-re-GREE-nans