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Sisyrinchium californicum ‘Yellow Stone’
Sisyrinchium californicum ‘Yellow Stone’
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Sisyrinchium californicum ‘Yellow Stone’

Yellow-eyed Grass

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.493.130

Not really a grass, these unique little perennials are close cousins of the more familiar garden Iris. This variety is similar in appearance to ‘Lucerne’ except that it produces yellow flowers instead of blue. It is native to the west coast from British Columbia to California and can be found at the edge of bogs and in moist grasslands. Bright yellow, star-like flowers appear at the tips of the grassy foliage from spring through early summer. You may even see flowers sporadically throughout the summer if it is happy in its location. Hummingbirds, butterflies and seed-eating birds are attracted to its flowers.

Further details for
Sisyrinchium californicum ‘Yellow Stone’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.