More Information About Sisyrinchium
The genus Sisyrinchium appears at first glance to be a member of the grass family, but once it flowers, its true Iris family heritage becomes apparent.
Sisyrinchium is a large genus of about 150 species native to the new world (including North Carolina). In the wild, Sisyrinchium species live in somewhat protected spots...among tall grasses in sandy meadows, along stream banks and swamp edges and in moist open woods.
In the garden, Sisyrinchium is quite flexible about its growing conditions and tolerates a variety of moisture levels and soil types. Sisyrinchium species have a huge native range and can be found from Canada to Florida. Sisyrinchium are an easy-to-grow perennial, butterfly-attracting wildflowers, whose flower color varies from white to blue, passing through yellow and brown. A small perennial, most sisyrinchium grow less than 12" tall, so they are best used in rock gardens, at the front of a perennial border or among other short plants. We have selected varieties of Sisyrinchium that are better behaved than some of the weedy, vigorously reseeding species. When you're ready to buy sisyrinchium for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of sisyrinchium for sale.