California Blue-eyed Grass, Dwarf Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium bellum 'California Skies'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sisyrinchium (sis-ee-RINK-ee-um) (Info)
Species: bellum (BEL-lum) (Info)
Cultivar: California Skies

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Dublin, California

Long Beach, California (2 reports)

Mission Viejo, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 13, 2007, carnationgirl from Vancouver, BC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grows well in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Lovely how it's flowers are closed in the wee hours of the morning and open with the warmth of the day. Can anyone suggest pruning techniques once flowering has occurred?