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Sisyrinchium idahoense

 
Sisyrinchium idahoense
blue-eyed grass
Common name blue-eyed grass
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers violet-blue (late spring-early summer)
Size 4-6"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes regular to moist soil
Seed ripenslate June

Species from the western US, apparently similar in most respects to the S. angustifolium we've grown before. One of our second-year plants bloomed (the one out in the rock garden; the other one, in one of our hypertufa troughs, is much less happy for some reason.

Sisyrinchium idahoense
Somewhat evergreen: many leaves die back, but there's a core tuft of green in mid-March after snow recedes

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: trough planter, rock garden, rock garden annex, orchard nursery area

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (4w; 3%G, 3w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (16%G, 4-25d)
  2. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (2w) - 35F (6w; 3%G, 5w) - 70F (65%G, 4-17d)
  3. Seed from '14 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (16d; 2%G, 16d) - 35F (8w; 20%G, 4-8w) - 70F (30%G, 4-15d)


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