Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
1.5-2 ft. H X .5-1 ft. W
The blue flowers are small but showy, star-shaped, with 6 petals to each flower; yellow eye in the center.
Bloom Time Notes:
Tufts of narrow grass-like leaves; also similar to a very small iris.
Small bees visit the flowers.
Open woods, moist pinelands, fields, meadows, marshes, the edges of swamps and grassy roadsides..
Division or seed
Sun or Shade:
Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) enjoys full sun and blooms best there; prefers medium-wet, well-drained soil; will readily self-seed if growing conditions are good; divide every 2-3 years to keep plants vigorous; best in naturalized areas, border edges, rock gardens, informal gardens.
This plant is not a grass at all, but is a member of the Iris family (Iridaceae).
Note: Sisyrinchium iridifolium is an introduced species that looks very similar to the native Sisyrinchium angustifolium.