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Sisyrinchium 'Devon Skies'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sisyrinchium (sis-ee-RINK-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Devon Skies

Synonym:Sisyrinchium bermudianum

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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4 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Tiffit65 On Jun 14, 2013, Tiffit65 from Croydon, NH wrote:

I just love "Devon Skies". Such a beautiful, dainty flower, i've planted then in shaded, and full sun areas, and they never disappoint. As i was visiting my husbands work place, i noticed tons of them among the weeds. After asking, i picked only the ones with pods, and am so happy to find, here on Dave's Garden, how to prep them to plant next year. If it wasn't for this site, i would have never found the right information, thanks again!!

Positive vossner On Apr 23, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I think this would be a wonderful plant for miniature and fairy gardens. Best if planted at the very front of a bed, else it would get lost. Low maintenance. It survived last winter. Remains to be seen if it will survive Houston (zone9) summer. I have some planted in part shade and some planted in mostly sun.

Positive kassy_51 On Jun 18, 2009, kassy_51 from Marinette, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

This plant showed up near our front door. No idea how it got started there, but I love the little thing :)

Positive GreeneLady On Apr 2, 2009, GreeneLady from Oak Island, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

zone 8a:
I have this plant under a big oak tree next to my ferns. It only gets morning sun and seems to thrive in it's spot, blooming from late March to Early July. Cut the flowers back at low base before they are spent to encourage a long bloom time. Take some inside to enjoy them! They look so pretty in a little bud vase with some sweet william.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California
San Diego, California
San Jose, California
Armuchee, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Harlem, Georgia
Kimmell, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Jennings, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Rockville, Maryland
Mathiston, Mississippi
Bellevue, Nebraska
Claremont, New Hampshire
Newport, New Hampshire
North Hampton, New Hampshire
Cicero, New York
Viola, Tennessee
Richmond, Texas
Seadrift, Texas
Lexington, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington
Marinette, Wisconsin

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