Sisyrinchium idahoense var. macounii ‘Album’
Typically blue, this dwarf Sisyrinchium is beautiful, with sparkling white flowers above clumps of grassy bluish green foliage. Once Sisyrinchium idahoense var. macounii is established, it is very low maintenance and hardy.
Growing: Sisyrinchium idahoense var. macounii ‘Album’
– Height with flowers: 55cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Planted in Sun to Shade, Satin Flower will tolerate dry spells well, once established.
– Soil: Will tolerate a wide variety of soils, from sandy to clay, gravel to heavy, acid pH to alkaline lime. Permanently waterlogged soils are not suitable, but it cope well with sandy and seaside locations.
– Frost: Reliably frost hardy to -10C and probably below..
– Growth: Evergreen perennial.
– Beneficial for wildlife: Bees and also other pollinators find the flowers very useful. As they are rich in both pollen and nectar.
– Care: An easy growing and low maintenance plant. The only work required is an annual trim of the spent flower spires after summer blooming. Additionally a tidy up of old foliage at the same time.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Sisyrinchium foliage is not their favourite food because the sword shaped leaves are quite tough and fibrous. However if the munching pests are very hungry, it may not be completely immune.
– Origin: Native to Argentina and Chile where it grows in grasslands and open woods.