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SISYRINCHIUM idahoense var. macounii Moody Blues

Large violet flowers on tall stems. Bright yellow central eye, very distinct. A strong plant, good in pots or front of border.
Ht 30cm Sp 15cm. April-July. Full sun. Moist yet well drained soil.
Commonly called the ‘Idaho Blue-Eyed Grass’, this Sisyrinchium, like all others is a member of the Iridaceae family and is native to western North America. In its natural environment it thrives in moist soil by streams, in woodlands and grassy plains. In the UK it needs slightly better drainage and will thrive in pots, alpine gardens, front of border or grassy areas when established.


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Plant Details: SISYRINCHIUM idahoense var. macounii Moody Blues


Common name: Blue eyed Mary

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: North America

Flower colour: Blue

Flower month: Apr, May, Jun, Jul

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist yet well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 30

Spread: 25

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Leaf colour: Green

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Peat Substitute Compost

Web rating: Woottens Plants rating 9/10

Special uses: Ground Cover, Deer Proof, Marine

Pot Size: 9cm

Variety: Moody Blues

Species: idahoense var. macounii

Sub Group: Iris Family

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