Morning Flag, Morning Iris
Evergreen, Perennials, Flowers
These Sisyrinchium relatives have dark green, grasslike leaves arising from short, woody rhizomes. Showy blooms of blue, lavender, or white open in succession on slim, erect stems in summer. Individual flowers look their best in the morning, then fade as the day progresses. Wonderful plants for sunny slopes, rock gardens, and containers. Tolerate poor,sandy soils but bloom better infertile, well-drained soil.
Clumps reach 1–2 ft. high, 1 ft. wide. Smooth-edged leaves. Pale to bright blue flowers are about 1 1/2 in. across. Grassier appearancethan O. chimboracensis; also tolerates more drought. Effective foliage plant for commercial plantings or home gardens; pretty flowers are abonus.
Dense grower to 3–4 ft. high and wide; becomes sparse and woody with age.Young plants thickly co...
Upright, compact form. Grows to 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Narrow, silvery leaves somewhat longer than 1 ...
Grows 7 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide, with an open-growing habit. White flowers.