Jun 23, 2010

Seeking Opinions on a Mystery Flower

While shopping early this spring I picked up a bunch of bulbs at Kroger that looked eye-catching, at least on the packaging. Unfortunately, I am at the age where random bits of information occasionally evaporate in my forty-something brain, and I do not recall what, exactly, I planted.

Pictured on your left is the mystery flower, which is a fuchsia-hued blossom with six petals perched atop a grass-like stem that is about three feet in height. I do not recall if I planted a rhizome or a bulb, but I am sure this flower did not develop from seeds.

My initial guess is that this plant is a member of the genus Sisyrinchium, commonly known as "Blue-eyed Grasses," though these are not true grasses. Anyways, feel free to leave your educated guesses in the Comments section.


Anonymous said...

Is that a spiderwort?

historymike said...

Interesting guess, Anonymous, but the spiderwort has three petals. It does perch above a grass-like structure, though.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Dierama