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Aristea ecklonii 'Little John' - Small Blue Stars

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb
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".  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aristea ecklonii 'Little John'.
 
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