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Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium albidum

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Phonetic: sis-ee-RINK-ee-um AL-bih-dum

Blue-Eyed Grass is a clump forming perennial belonging to the Iris family. With it's semi-evergreen grass-like leaves, it makes a beautiful accent along walkways and rock gardens. Clusters of dainty violet-blue star shaped flowers with yellow centers bloom profusely in late spring and early summer. The flowers open in the morning and then close during the afternoon and evening. A bee favorite, this perennial provides needed pollen between the spring and summer bloomers. Blue-Eyed grass spreads via rhizomes and benefits from division every two to three years. It is a versatile plant that does well in clay, loam or sandy soil.

  • Hardiness: 4-9
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: May, June
  • Soil Type: Moist-Dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 1'H, 1'W
  • Plant Spacing: 1'
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  • Attracts: Bees, butterflies
  • Advantages: Drought tolerant, deer resistant, cut flower, clay soil, appealing foliage.
  • Landscape Uses: Rock gardens, ground cover, pathways, mass plantings, cottage gardens, woodland gardens, pollinator gardens and perennial borders.
  • Companion Plants: Smooth Blue Aster, Foxglove Beardtongue, Showy Goldenrod, Indian Grass, Butterfly Weed and Lanceleaf Coreopsis,