Yellow Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium arenarium

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sisyrinchium (sis-ee-RINK-ee-um) (Info)
Species: arenarium (ar-en-AR-ee-um) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 2, 2007, Ursula from Santiago
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This lovely Iridaceae has its natural habitat at full sun is dry soils (requires little watering). The bright gold-yellow flowers have very fine brownish veins that bloom during spring and summer. They are of fast growth and bloom the first year if grown from seeds, reaching its best flower display from the second year on. Again, good drainage is a must.

Propagation from seeds: during autumn in a mix of equal parts of compost, regular garden soil and river sand. Place a layer of sharp river sand on top of this mixture, distribute the seeds and slightly cover with another layer of sand. Place the sowing pan in a cold frame or cold greenhouse. Transplant once the seedling reaches 5 cm (2"). This plant can also be propagated dividing its rhizomes.

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