Stars for your garden! Lucerne Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne') is a herbaceous perennial that produces lovely lavender-blue flowers! This adorable little 'grass' enchants you with Iris-like foliage and petite, yellow-eyed blossoms.
The delicate blooms peek out at you amid the foliage from May until June and create a vibrant-green, fast carpet of clump-forming foliage. The centers of each bloom have a bright yellow center and the blooms of this ornamental grass have branched flowering stems.
This variety of the North American native, rambles around Missouri where it naturally occurs in damp open woods, slopes, and along stream banks throughout much of the State. Lucerne are hardy plants for a wide range of growing zones and climates.
Plant several in a naturalized area for a splash of color in spring. Creating wonderful groundcover in very little time and filling in between your perennial beds. Plant near where the gutters drain or simply allow it to naturalize meadows and hard to mow hillsides, or in informal garden areas such as cottage and woodland gardens, and native plant areas.
Excellent for edging or the front of mixed borders, or line and define garden beds with upright texture! The star-shaped flowers in bright violet-blue fill in that early summer blooming period with lovely hued color. Wonderful in containers, these provide great upright form and texture fringing the patios, and the sword-like foliage looks lovely planted en masse because they are excellent at stabilizing slopes and stopping erosion.
Preferring any moist well-drained soils, this Iris family relative prefers the same conditions. Loving both the full sun and part shade, these are maintenance-free and hardy, so you won't have to spend time and effort to reap their exceptional rewards. Water regularly and do not let dry out between waterings, more while in extreme heat or containers. Deer and rabbit resistant, they only attract pollinators!
Lucerne Grass proves that you don't have to be large to make a big impression! Order from NatureHills.com this year and you'll soon see why this little gem is considered a big value!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'|
|Mature Height||6 - 12 inches|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Blue, Yellow|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|