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Sisyrinchium
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Including Sisyrinchium angustifolium, and Sisyrinchium striatum

Sisyrinchium

This genus in the Iris family includes the familiar wildfloweres Blue-eyed Grass and Yellow-Eyed Grass.


Sisyrinchium angustifolium  full sun

Endemic to damp open woods, fields and slopes throughout the eastern and southeastern U.S., this unusual white blooming form of the more commonly known, Blue-Eyed Grass was kindly given to us by grass aficionado, John Greenlee. Perfect for cut arrangements, delicate 6-petaled starry blossoms with golden eyes illuminate attractive loosely arranged flower clusters rising on winged branching stalks. The neat foot long green leaves compose a compact Iris-like tuft that prefers well-drained sufficiently moist crannies, favors being divided every 2 or 3 years and looks best when massed in cottage gardens, native plant settings, border fronts and rockeries./p>

Blooms May–June

Size: 12"–18" high x 6"–12" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Sisyrinchium angustifolium (P-1903)
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Sisyrinchium striatum  full sun
Yellow Blue-Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium striatum

Native to Chile, this elegant member of the Iris family is notable for its creamy multitudes of pale yellow blooms; each is centered with a deep buttery colored eye, and the back of each petal has a pronounced purple stripe—hence the epithet “striatum.” The slender flowering stems arise from erect, evergreen clumps of spiky green-gray leaves that extend to 18 in. Set off Yellow Blue-Eyed Grass with the dark, leafy foliage of Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Sisyrinchium striatum (P-0896)
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