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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc. > Aristea ecklonii 'Little John'
 
Aristea ecklonii 'Little John' - Small Blue Stars

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: Swaziland (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aristea ecklonii 'Little John' (Small Blue Stars) - A hardy herbaceous perennial resembling a Sisyrinchium that has fans of 1 foot long and bright green blade-like leaves. The Flower stalks reach above the foliage with clusters of three to four star-like bright blue flowers that have purple stamens. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade and irrigate regularly (full sun) to occasionally. Hardy to about 20 degrees F. A great little plant for the shade garden or companion plant for a large container planting. This dwarf plant was given to us by John Bleck. It may be a small form of the common Aristea ecklonii or perhaps is the regular form of some other species. The genus name is either derived from the Latin word 'arista' meaning "awn" or from the Greek word 'aristeides' meaning "the best".  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Aristea ecklonii 'Little John'.
 
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