Sisyrinchium E.K. Balls description
Large, deep blue flowers with a yellow eye in late spring and early summer.
It will then continue to flower on and off until the colder weather.
The foliage is like short stubby swords coming out of the ground.
This is true to variety, but unfortunately in other outlets inferior plants are sold as E.K.Balls.
How easy is it to grow:
An excellent plant for the front of a border, on an alpine bed or rock garden, by a patio or in a tub and is fairly trouble free in most soils, including heavy or clay ones but be aware that hardiness may be an issue in colder climes and in exposed positions.
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Common name: Blue-eyed Grass.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
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.
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.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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