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I remember as a young girl going to the field by our home to look for blue eyed grass amongst the leaves of grass. The leaves of blue eyed grass resemble grass leaves but the plant is a member of the Iris family. Blue eyed grass is a dainty little plant and is not very tall. It grows between 8 and 12 inches tall. This will depend on the location in which it is growing. It will be taller is a sunny moist meadow than it would be in a location that is dryer and semi-shade. We have it in a garden that gets 2 hours of direct sunlight and bright light the rest of the day. It stays about 8 inches tall in that garden. It is a great edger plant and works really well in rock gardens. Blue eyed grass grows in clumps and spreads slowly outward. It also self-sows.

The flowers are bright violet blue with a yellow center. They are comprised of 3 petals and 3 sepals that are quite similar. Bumble bees and other bees and flies use the plant for nectar. There are nectar guides on each petal. These are bright blue lines that help guide pollinating insects to the flower.

Good companions are grasses, ferns and asters.

Sisyrinchium angustifolium - Blue eyed Grass

  • -An excellent plant for moist or wet areas
    -Attractive flowers in shades of blue

    -Very nice edger plant

    -Height: 8 to 12 inches tall

    -Zone: 4 to 9

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