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botanical name:
Sisyrinchium 'Quaint and Queer'
Sisyrinchium 'Quaint and Queer' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Sisyrinchium 'Ball's Mauve'
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen
height: 0.25m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: green
flower colour: buff
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Small, clump-forming semi-evergreen perennial developing fans of narrow sword-shaped leaves. Short-lived star-shaped flowers in summer of a very unusual colour, coffee-buff with a hint of mauve and dark purple veining.

Well drained, poor to moderately fertile, neutral or slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes excessive winter wet.

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