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Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed Grass

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Blue-eyed Grass has small, blue flowers with yellow centers, which bloom on stalks above grass-like leaves, May-June. The flowers resemble...

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Description:

Blue-eyed Grass has small, blue flowers with yellow centers, which bloom on stalks above grass-like leaves, May-June. The flowers resemble “blue eyes,” giving this plant its common name. It grows best planted in consistently moist soil. Use Blue-eyed Grass for edging, groundcover, and naturalizing. Plant in masses or groupings for best appeal.

Plant Details:

Other Common Names: Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial

New Jersey Native: Yes

Bloom Times: Late Spring to Early Summer

Bloom Colors: Yellow, Blue

Deer Resistance: Some

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators, Butterflies

Salt Tolerance: Low to None

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: All Regions in NJ

Grows in Special Ecoregions: Barrier Island/Coastal, Pinelands

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic, Sandy, Clay

Soil Moisture: Moist

Soil pH: Slightly Acidic, Neutral

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Moist

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 1 - 2 ft

Spread: 0.5 - 1 ft

Growth Rate: Medium