Sisyrinchium x bermudiana

‘Violet Star’


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Sisyrinchium x bermudiana ‘Violet Star’

This tough beauty is long-flowering with violet pink stars that shine continuously through summer. Sisyrinchium x bermudiana ‘Violet Star’ makes a perfect edging for a sunny garden bed, or to fill a decorative pot with attractive evergreen foliage and rich pink summer flowers.

Growing:Sisyrinchium x bermudiana ‘Violet Star’

Height with flowers: Upright spires to 45cm. approx. over summer and autumn.
Width: Neat, formal foliage clump with diameter of approx. 25cm.
Position: Planted in Sun to Shade will tolerate heat and dry spells well, once established. However please note flower stars need light to open (they close at night).
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 copes well with sandy and also seaside locations. It is a very water-wise plant, and actually enjoys to dry out between waterings.
Frost: Reliably frost hardy to -10C and probably below.. 
– Fragrance: None.
Growth: Evergreen perennial.

Other benefits

Beneficial for wildlife: Bees find Sisyrinchium x bermudiana ‘Violet Star’ flowers very useful, as they are rich in both pollen and nectar.
Care: Extremely easy growing and low maintenance plant, because the only work required is a an annual trim of the spent flower spires after summer-autumn blooming. You can tidy foliage at the same time if necessary.   
Deer & Rabbit resistant: Sisyrinchium foliage is not favourite food for rabbits and deer, because the sword shaped leaves are quite tough and fibrous. However ‘if the munching pests are very hungry, it may not be completely immune.
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