LIBERTIA IXIOIDES 'SUNSET STRAIN'
Offering year-round allure, these superb, compact upright clumps bear narrow fans of stiff leathery blades, each uniquely painted with green, yellow, orange, purple-red and bronze stripes. The open-branched stems feature white 3-petaled, saucer-like flowers that sparkle in spring, and produce intriguing orange seed pods in autumn. In the winter months the leaves turn dark red shades.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.