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Sisyrinchium Devon Skies 140MM

Sisyrinchium ‘Devon Skies’ – 140MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Blue-eyed Grass. My family originated from North America

Botanic Name: Sisyrinchium angustifolium ‘Devon Skies’

Ground Cover – Hardy Colour

I have the appearance of grass but my profusion of seven petaled blue flowers with bright yellow centres in spring and summer let the world know I am actually a tiny iris. My petals darken toward the centre giving them and eye like appearance from which my common name “Blue-eyed Grass” derives. I work well in rockeries and tucked into all sorts of corners in the garden. Adaptable I can even be planted in lawns where I will blend right in adding colour to break up the green. I am tolerant of both frost and dry conditions.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 0.2m Width: 0.2m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.2m Width: 0.2m)
I tolerate dryness and require minimal water once established
Pot or Garden
Tolerant of most soils, frost and light foot traffic I am ideal for exposed locations and coastal planting
I am popular and will make you happy because…
My masses of bright blue flowers form a neat clump on top of my grass-like foliage in spring and summer
Easy to grow with a small rounded form I am ideal for rockeries, borders and beside pathways
My blooms are rich in pollen and nectar attracting bees and other beneficial insects

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in hanging baskets
  • in garden beds and general landscaping

Tips for success…

Fertilise me in early spring and remove spent foliage to maintain healthy growth
Plant me 15cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Iridaceae
Other names: Sisyrinchium depauperatum ‘Devon Skies’



What is the Small Spaces™ Collection

No matter how Narrow & Small your modern urban space is, you can create a lush & colourful garden or courtyard.

Combine the habits of Upright, Mounding & Trailing for easy colourful arrangements in pots, containers or garden beds.

Available in 140mm, 180mm and 200mm pots

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Upright - Mounding - Trailing

A simple recipe to create professional-looking plants and garden designs

By having the plants divided in the three types, Upright, Mounding or Trailing, we remove the intimidation factor to create your own gardening designs.


Upright plants

Also called thrillers, are the big, bold focal point, the centerpiece plant for your design. This plant provides an eye-catching vertical element.

You first select your Upright plant, which usually will be the tallest plants, and the starting point of your design.
Then, when is time to plant, the Upright plant goes in the center if your pot that will be viewed from all sides.
You planted in the back of a pot, or the back of a garden bed, depending on your focal point.

A great upright choice is tall ornamental grasses such as purple fountain grass or liriopes. You can find them under our Mighty Tuff® collection. Or you can use anigozanthos from our Nature's Nectar®.
Small Spaces offers a collection of flowering plants ideal to use as thrillers, such are Cannas, Alstroemerias, Mandevilleas or you can even use some dwarf pittosporums


Mounding plants

Also called fillers, are mid-size, mounding, or rounded plants that surround and complement but not overwhelm the upright plant and fill the space in the planter or garden. You can use one filler or opt for two or three different plants in your container or garden design. Pick colours that complement your Upright Plant, or different textures, like a round-leaved mounding plant with a spiky Upright plant.

Often, they help by hiding the bare knees, the less interesting stems or stalks of the Upright plants

The difficult part is selecting the plant from so many choices, but a few suggestions include: cupheas, salvias, scaevolas, pelargoniums, etc.


Trailing plants

Also called spillers, are splashy plants that cascade and tumble over the sides of containers or cascaiding down a wall .

Even though the main rule of this plants is to sprawl over the side of the pots, sometimes it's fun to unify a composition by training a few tendrils of a Trailing plant to climb into and through both the Mounding and Upright plants.

You can use some of this varieties as Trailing plants: ajugas, campanulas, lotus Red Flash, lobelias, Veronica Oxford Blue, etc.

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