Prairie Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium campestre) in the Sisyrinchiums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
White
Other: The flowers are most often pale blue or white, but sometimes blue-violet.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds need alternating periods of warm and cold stratification to germinate
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Bees

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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2013-03-01
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sisyrinchium; pink flowering grass by mellielong Mar 9, 2015 9:33 PM 4
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