Narrow Leaved Blue Eyed Grass
|Soil Type||Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Soil Moisture||Medium, Moist|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial|
|Height||6" - 1'|
|Bloom Color||Lavender, Blue|
|Bloom Time||Apr, May, June|
|Spacing||6" - 1'|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
Blue Eyed Grass forms dense clumps that resemble grass when they emerge in early spring. Delicate, blue-violet flowers develop at the end of thin stems that rise above the light blue-green leaf cluster. The flowers bear features of the Iris family, with their blue color and yellow centers.
Sisyrinchium angustifolium makes an attractive spring border in the garden, a mixed groundcover in a naturalized setting, and light shade is well tolerated. This is a moisture loving species that does best well-drained soils. Mature clumps can be divided every 2 to 3 years.
This common Blue Eyed Grass of the eastern United States is found in meadows, low woods, and along shorelines. It is a good early-season pollinator plant. Halictine bees are the most likely pollinators. Other common names include Bermuda Blue-Eyed Grass and Stout Blue-Eyed Grass.