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Sisyrinchium bellum

Sisyrinchium bellum

Common name blue-eyed grass
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue
Size 12-18"
From seed Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Online sources differ wildly in their estimates of cold-hardiness for this species, all the way from zone 5 to zone 9. I guess I'll have to see how my seedlings fare, and report back whether they survive our zone 6 winters. Meanwhile, a few seedlings decided to bloom in their first year, so I will at least have seen the flowers. At first glance, they are fairly typical members of their genus, not unlike S. angustifolium with narrow iris-like leaves and cheerful yellow-centered purple-blue flowers.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '13 trade. Baggy 70F (72%G, 10-21d)

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