Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial
Soils: medium
Bloom Time: May-June
Size: 8-10 inches in height

A Cape Cod native! Prefers well-drained soils in full sun or part shade, and drought tolerant once established. A short-lived perennial should be divided every 2-3 years to promote vigor and increase life span. Avoid thick mulch layer that will cause crown rot. Will reseed, but if reseeding is not desirable, sheer/deadhead to remove developing seed capsules. The flowers open with the warmth of the sun. Best used as a border front, in rock gardens, to line pathways, at the woodland’s edge or groundcover. Somewhat unpalatable to rabbits.

Garden Companions

Smooth Aster (Aster laevis), Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), Anise-scented Goldenrod (Solidago odora)

Nature Benefits

• Attracts bumble bees, sweat bees, and other pollinators.
• Seeds are valuable to small mammals and birds.

Natural Habitat

Occurs in fields and wetland edges.

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