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Sisyrinchium montanum

More About Sisyrinchium montanum

  • Forms a loose mounding clump of green blades
  • Clusters of showy blue flowers
  • Flower-holding stems extend above the flower clusters
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Foliage Height: 45 cm
  • Flower height: 55 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Though it is called a grass, and looks like a grass, this plant is in the iris family.

 

Zone:

5

Height:

30-55 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Blue-Eyed Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

S. montanum can tolerate moderate drought. Sisyrinchium is best grown in a moist but not wet soil, in full sun to partial shade. They will self-seed in optimum conditions, so it is best to remove the flowers before they seed. Plants should be divided every few years to maintain health. 


Sisyrinchium montanum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright

Foliage Color

Green

 Suitable Substitutions for Sisyrinchium montanum