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Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Phonetic Spelling
sis-ee-RINK-ee-um an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-um
Description

These blue (to a blue-violet) flowers are on branching stems with grass-like foliage. However, this plant is not a grass but is in the iris family. This plant likes moist to average soil and is generally found in moist meadows, marshes, low woods, damp open woods, on stream banks and slopes.

Habitat: Woodlands, forests, meadows, sandhill swales

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#blue#perennial#light shade#wildflowers#blue flowers#cut flowers#spring flowers#slopes#meadow#stream banks#ncemgva2018#summer flowers#herbaceous perennial#groundcover#woodland#spring interest#marshes#food source summer#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#walkway planting#food source hard mast fruit#birds
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sisyrinchium
    Species:
    angustifolium
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Wildlife Value:
    Food source for birds
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    light shade, insect pests, diseases
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from May to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    This plant has 0.5 in. bright blue-violet flowers with a yellow eye. Blooms from March to June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This pale green to whitish plant has slender, wiry stems in a tuft.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    This pale green to whitish plant has slender, wiry stems in a tuft.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Insect Pests