Sisyrinchium 'Devon Skies'Sisyrinchium 'Devon Skies'

Sisyrinchium ‘Devon Skies’

This showy, grass-like clumper is covered with dozens of large, sky-blue flowers for weeks in early summer atop deer resistant foliage. It blooms all summer in the NE and South tolerating heat, humidity, poor soils, and drought as long it has good drainage. Super in the rock garden or front of the border. (It's sterile too!) 'Devon Skies' was found in Edmund and Rita Heaton's UK garden (the National Collection Holders for Sisyrinchium).

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 4″ / 10″ / 6″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July

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SKU: SISDEVSKI Categories: ,
Common Name Blue-eyed grass
Family Iridaceae
Genus Sisyrinchium
species hybrid
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 4" / 10" / 6"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Spring, Summer
Flower Color Blue
Leaf Color Green
Soil Poor to moderately fertile, well drained.
pH 6.0 - 7.2
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor
Nutritional Needs 75 - 100 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
Water (Garden) Low to moderate needs in the garden. Requires good drainage.
How Different? It has showy, large, sky blue flowers, a long bloom time, and it doesn't reseed.
Landscape Value Charming as an edging, in borders, in the rock garden, or in parking strips.
Finish Time to 4" 10 - 12 weeks
Comments The plant is sterile so it does not seed around. Native. Deer resistant and attracts butterflies.
Grower Notes Shift to a 4" before planting to larger sizes.
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