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Nash's blueeyed-grass
Sisyrinchium nashii
Iridaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 6-18 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to the Monroe County Keys. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Habitats:
Moist pinelands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Blue.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown by division.


 


Keith A. Bradley
Shirley Denton