Perennials forum: Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 17, 2012 5:04 AM CST
Do you have experience growing this plant?

This will be my second try. (My first attempt might have been doomed from the start since the potted plant arrived very soggy with a bit of black on its leaves to suggest rot had already set in. Shrug! )

The plant I just received looks to be in fine condition so far, any tips on keeping it that way?

I've read that this plant likes a lot of morning sun and perhaps afternoon shade?
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Name: Jonna
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JonnaSudenius
Mar 17, 2012 5:12 AM CST
Chelle, in my garden they are in full sun. The roots will rot on a wet place. They are also easy to grow from seed.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 17, 2012 5:24 AM CST
Thanks, Jonna. Thumbs up

I had no idea that they were easy to grow from seed! I'd much rather grow a plant that way whenever possible, they seem to adapt better than transplants grown elsewhere.

Do you think that I should wait to plant it until after our last frost date?
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 17, 2012 5:32 AM CST
Good to know, Jonna. I just received this plant from a TN wildflower nursery and will be planting it very soon.

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Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
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JonnaSudenius
Mar 17, 2012 10:13 AM CST
Chelle, I don't think you'll have to wait until after your last frost date, they are quite hardy. In mild winters they are even evergreen. I planted some seedlings last autumn and they survived -20°C without a snowcover and stayed green!. The older plants got brown leaves, but are sprouting now again. Just give the plant a bit of time to get used to the climate. I don't know in which circumstances your plant was raised.
Try to save seed. The plants are not soo big and I'm sure you want to grow some more.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 17, 2012 11:45 AM CST
Thanks, again!

I'm letting them acclimate on the protected deck for a bit before I plant them....on a cloudy day, of course! Big Grin I'm sure that I will want more, so if they live and bloom I will definitely try to save some seed.
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Mar 22, 2012 5:17 AM CST
I have grown them from seed , wintersown, but keep loosing them *Blush* could be they look too much like grass and they get pulled the next spring Confused I am not really sure, but they are pretty and worth the effort.
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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Mar 22, 2012 5:30 AM CST
Mine seed themselves all over the garden. They are in full sun to full dappled shade and don't seem to care one way or the other. These are from the heifer pasture next to the house and are happily growing in all the fields around us.

Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 22, 2012 5:53 AM CST
There's supposed to be some rain in our near future, so I really should get mine planted out today. Smiling

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 25, 2012 6:25 PM CST
Does anyone know where I can find some seeds for this plant? I would like to grow some. Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Mar 25, 2012 6:56 PM CST
I love the stuff. Don't know if the four clusters I had survived last summer. Guess I'll see. They did prefer afternoon shade in this area. (What doesn't? Whistling Hilarious! )
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 25, 2012 7:38 PM CST
Ain't it the truth? Whistling
Susan

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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Mar 25, 2012 8:03 PM CST
Here, I grow it in full sun with very little water. Susan, I have seeds. C-mail your mailing address to me and I'll send you some.....
Sherry
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 25, 2012 8:05 PM CST
Thanks Sherry! I tip my hat to you.
Susan

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Hemophobic
Apr 2, 2012 6:16 PM CST
Had some for several years and loved it. Hated it when it died out or was sprayed accidentally. Not sure what happened, but I suspect the latter.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 2, 2012 8:46 PM CST
One tiny little cluster is back and blooming. I am happy. Lovey dubby
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 3, 2012 4:36 AM CST
Thumbs up Debra!

Is yours in full sun and drier soil?
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
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lovemyhouse
Apr 3, 2012 5:37 PM CST
Nope, it is sheltering under a rose bush. Sticking tongue out But is in the one small area of the yard that is actually sandy soil.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Apr 3, 2012 6:13 PM CST
Ah! Thank you!

I may end up planting mine in an area that doesn't get much supplemental water. Your rose does okay there? Maybe the relationship between the two is the ticket, with the rose taking up most of the extra water.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Apr 3, 2012 6:13 PM CST
Thumbs up
Susan

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