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Sisyrinchium bellum 'California Skies'

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Species Name: Sisyrinchium bellum 'California Skies'
Common Name: California Skies Blue-Eyed grass

Excellent choice for a meadow. Requires moisture in winter and spring. Beautiful sky blue flowers open in early spring.

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

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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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