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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July 20, 2014