Needletip blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium mucronatum) in the Sisyrinchiums Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 4 - 16 inches
Plant Spread: 4 inches
Leaves: Other: Very slender, grass-like
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: With a yellow center
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Hoverflies

Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 19, 2016 2:26 PM

A very small blue-eyed grass, ideal for miniature gardens. Mucronatum means "with a point" and refers to the thin points at the ends of the petals.

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