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Sisyrinchium bellum 'Nanum'

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Species Name: Sisyrinchium bellum 'Nanum'
Common Name: Nanum Blue-Eyed Grass

A small, compact form of blue eyed grass. Makes a great container plant. Recommended for borders, meadows. Looks best mass planted.

Plant Family: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 8 in. H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Tight, 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/Summer
Flower Color: Purple-blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: California and Oregon.
Natural Habitat: Open, generally moist, grassy areas. Woodlands. Elevation: below 2400 meters.

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  • 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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