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.
Australian natives with minty smelling foliage and an enormous profusion of small flowers, usually in ...
Grows 7 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide, with an open-growing habit. White flowers.
These Sisyrinchium relatives have dark green, grasslike leaves arising from short, woody rhiz...