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Water Wise Plants

Sisyrinchium bellum

Pronunciation
si-si-RINK-ee-um BEL-lum
Common Name
Blue-Eyed Grass
Plant Type
Perennial
Mature Size
12 inches high x 6 inches - 2 feet wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full to half sun
Flower Color
Blue
Wildlife
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

This California native plant has green or bluish green strappy leaves. In early spring small blue flowers cover the plant.

In the Water Wise Garden Sisyrinchium bellum dies back when the weather gets hot, then we remove the dried foliage. With additional water throughout the summer, plants will stay evergreen and continue to occasionally rebloom. Some reseeding will occur, but not aggressively.

They are showiest when planted in masses. People love these little flowers, the clear blue is eye-catching in the spring garden. There are different cultivars that offer subtle variations.

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