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Sisyrinchium bellum 'Arroyo de la Cruz'

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Species Name: Sisyrinchium bellum 'Arroyo de la Cruz'
Common Name: Arroyo de la Cruz Blue-Eyed Grass

This dwarf selection of blue-eyed grass is about 6 inches tall and has unusually large--1 1/2 inch wide--purple flowers in spring. Will go summer dormant, losing some or all of its leaves, returning with winter rains.

Plant Family: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6" H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Clumping, iris-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple
Endangered?:
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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