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Skiekitty
Dec 29, 2012 9:55 AM CST
I want this, never seen anything like it locally! And it should grow here!!! Me Me Me!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Carole
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Dec 29, 2012 9:56 AM CST
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Marilyn
Jan 3, 2013 11:28 PM CST
Skiekitty said:I want this, never seen anything like it locally! And it should grow here!!! Me Me Me!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Renée
Northern KY
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KyWoods
Jan 6, 2013 9:35 PM CST
I agree Oooo, I'll bet that would naturalize here. We have the lighter colored blue-eyed grass. Gotta find some of that!
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jun 14, 2014 9:24 AM CST
it is gorgeous--
really tiny though, and very difficult to get a decent photo.
I just put some in the DB and here are a few more that I guess I decided to put here???
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 14, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Other than that really fabulous photo showing very intense colour, I have to say that Sisyrinchium demissum doesn't look a whole lot different than other native blue Sisyrinchium species, and as dirtdorphins says, the flowers are probably a lot smaller than people would imagine from that photo. That said, this genus as a whole is really underused in the garden! It deserves much more attention! These are excellent, if subtle, little garden plants.
I love our native Sisyrinchium montanum and let it self-seed as it likes. I find it hard to photograph (I try and try but delete most photos of it) - I wish I had dirtdorphin's photography skills! Here's the best I've got of S. montanum in the garden, though these don't represent the best plants (nor do they capture the colour), which can be a beautiful, dense spray of wiry stems with small blue flowers:
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jun 14, 2014 7:51 PM CST
Well, those look great!
Yes, definitely --underused and deserves more attention
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 20, 2014 3:09 PM CST
Love blue-eyed grass. I use the cultivar 'Lucerne' - tried the straight species, but it was a bit too spread-y. Lucerne behaves itself. It's one of my favorite border plants. I agree it is difficult to get a good photo of these. In all the times I've tried, only got a couple that turned out.


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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jun 21, 2014 4:17 AM CST
Very nice. Looks like it's doing well in Minnesota. Thumbs up
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jun 21, 2014 8:13 AM CST
If mine had a bunch of flowers all at once, I missed it!

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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 21, 2014 9:52 AM CST
That's a great plant and photo, foraygardengirl! 'Lucerne' is a selection of Sisyrinchium angustifolium - very nice.
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jun 21, 2014 12:18 PM CST
Yes!
and I meant to say that I think I like yours better, both of yours...
(hoping mine will grow into itself and seed around a bit, then maybe I'll see it better Hilarious! )
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Calif_Sue
Jun 22, 2014 8:12 AM CST

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jun 22, 2014 8:30 AM CST
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 22, 2014 8:55 AM CST
dirtdorphins said:If mine had a bunch of flowers all at once, I missed it!

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The flowers open mid-day and close again. Sometimes you just have to be there at the right time...
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jun 22, 2014 8:40 PM CST
Ah Hah!
That dang job really gets in the way sometimes...
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jun 23, 2014 7:40 AM CST
Green Grin!
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 23, 2014 3:58 PM CST
Amen to that. We need to figure out how to get paid for gardening all day.
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