Botanical Name: Sisyrinchium montanum
Height: about 20 cm
Season of bloom: Spring.
Growing Conditions: Sun or very light shade. Thrives in sandy or gravelly soil. Do not crowd with taller neighbours.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.
Remarks: May be short-lived in gardens – 3 or 4 years. Keep it going by dividing or let it seed itself around. The seedlings are easy to distinguish as they quickly make miniature iris-like fans.
Similar species: Slender Blue-eyed Grass
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