Hardy Plants

Sisyrinchium montanum

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Iridaceae
Color: purple with yellow center
Exposure: full sun to partial shade
Bloom Month: June
Height: 4 – 20 in
Shape: grass like clumps
Soil: sandy loam
Moisture: moist but not wet soil
Origin: Northern North America from Newfoundland west to easternmost Alaska, and south to Pennsylvania in the east, and to New Mexico in the Rocky Mountains; introduced to parts of France, likely during WWI
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Propagation: From seed or division
Notes: Also known as ‘Blue-eyed grass’

Alaska Rock Garden Society

The society has been very active in bringing well know speakers to the area. The group leads seed collecting trips to areas of alpine plants in Alaska.

Contact Information

Alaska Rock Garden Society

12001 Audubon Drive
Anchorage, AK 99516

Email: jrtinker@mtaonline.net

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