Sisyrinchium californicum brachypus description
Yellow flowers in late spring and early summer, and then on and off till the frosts.
It will self seed so keep an eye open for unwanted seedlings near other plants and so don’t put with smaller, choice plants.
How easy is it to grow:
This is is good for the front of a border, or in a tub and it is very easy in most soils, including heavy or clay ones, but be aware that hardiness may be an issue in colder climes and in exposed positions.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale that are easy.
Common name: Golden-eyed Grass.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, especially good for the middle of a shady flower bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Any soil wet or dry. Also dry semi shade.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Fairly hardy, will generally withstand the winters here in East Anglia, UK. Self seeds itself.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It will reseed itself, so hoe off any unwanted seedlings.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.