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Grasswidow

Olsynium spp.

Olsynium junceum-flor by Gagea (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Grasswidow Overview

A genus of around 17 species of rhizomatous perennial plants in the Iridaceae family native to South America and parts of Western North America where they are found in sunny, hillside habitats. They have clumps of narrow, upright almost grass-like foliage and bell- or trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of white, pink or lilac in late Winter and Spring. They have a period of dormancy during the Summer months. In cultivation they prefer a moist partly shaded site for reliable flowering.

How to propagate Grasswidow

Seed

Seed in winter or spring.

Other uses of Grasswidow

Grown for their fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers in spring.