Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'
- Charming Iris relative in miniature form
- Half to one-inch violet-blue flowers with yellow centers, in small clusters
- Grassy foliage forms small, tidy clumps--good along pathways
Unique plant with stunning star-like blue-purple flowers and rich green grass-like leaves. Has a great mounding/spreading habit. It blooms in abundance in late spring and early summer, but will occasionally send up more blooms throughout the summer. Excellent perennial for bright woodland gardens, rock gardens, or bed edges. Feeds our native pollinators! Native to eastern U.S. Also known as Sisyrinchium graminoides.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Edging, Mass Planting, Miniature Gardens, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Bees, Birds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full or partial sun, in moist, well-drained soil. Amend with compost before planting. Apply only a thin layer of mulch around the plant. Avoid allowing larger plants to crowd it out. May be deadheaded after blooming, if desired. Keep moist during the heat of summer. Divide every 2-3 years in spring.