Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium )

Blue-Eyed Grass

Scientific Name: Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Common Name: Blue-Eyed Grass
Description of facts and concepts: This adorable tiny iris looks like a grass from its foliage, but close examination of the flower reveals the six petals of an iris. This is a good groundcover in soils that don’t dry out. Shear it back to prevent seeding around where you don’t want it.
Seed or division information: Division or seeds in fall
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W1
Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden
Color of Flower: Blue
Height: 12″
Spread: 8″
Family: Iris
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Sand or clay
Soil: Dry to Wet Wet prairie
Light: Sun to Shade Full sun
Zone 4-10 Zones 4-9

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