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Sisyrinchium Stripey

Interesting tufts of grassy leaves and blight blue flowers

A delightful blue grass forming a compact clump of narrow leaves, attractively striped in green and cream, and lovely deep violet-blue flowers with golden centres in summer.


Best in a sunny position, ideal for a container, rock and gravel garden, raised bed or the front of a border where the jewel -like flowers can be enjoyed up close. Tolerates drought once established.


Needs a well-drained soil.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - June
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering May - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 10 cm - 15 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 15 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 15 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Sand, Loam, Chalk
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to June