Golden Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium californicum - 3x 9cm Pots
Sisyrinchium californicum is a semi-evergreen perennial which produces beautiful, star shaped yellow blooms. Its leaves are grey-green, and sword shaped.
- Flower Colour: yellow
- Foliage Colour: grey-green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 60cm
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: gardens, beds and borders, architectural, gravel
- Tolerance: tender in frost
- Growing Habit: clump-forming
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach maximum height in 2-5 years
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: chalky, loamy, sandy, neutral, alkaline
- Moisture: well drained, poor to moderately fertile
Caring and Maintenance:
In March or April, cut out dead stems. Dead flower spikes may also be removed in August, and dead flower stalk can be removed in October, after flowering. Lift and divide once a year, or when needed, in order to encourage flowering. Check for waterlogging in winter. Propagate using division or seeds.
This plant is best suited to well drained soil, in full sun. Although it can tolerate wet planting conditions, it dislikes excessive winter wet. When planting in the spring, it is advisable to grow plants in pots initially, and then transfer them to a sunny, well drained area of your garden. In order to transfer the plant from its container, dig a hole 1-1? times wider than the plant's root ball. Water the hole and allow it to drain, before adding some soil and well-mixed compost to the bottom of the planting hole. Carefully tip the plant out of its pot, place in the hole at the correct depth, and refill the hole while gently firming the soil around the plant.
This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.