Blue-eyed grass, or Sisyrinchium angustifolium, grows in USDA hardiness zones 5-9 and naturally occurs in meadows, open wooded areas, and wet fields.
It is an adaptable plant and can display resilience in a variety of soil conditions ranging from dry to moist. However, if the soil remains too dry or too moist for an extended period, the Blue-eyed grass may succumb to crown rot or nutritional deficiencies. It will respond the best to clay, loamy, or sandy soils that maintain a medium level of moistness. Any soil pH, acidic, neutral, or alkaline, will be suitable for sustaining life. Full sun and partial sun are its preferred levels of light. Blue-eyed grass blades are thin to medium in width, averaging 6mm or more, and are dark green in hue. Blue Eyed Grass reaches maturity after a medium rate of growth. Once fully grown, the blades of grass reach an average height of 1' to 1' and 5" long.
Blue Eyed Grass low-maintenance perennial produces light blue to light purple flowers in March, April, May, June, and July.
There are a total of six small petals surrounding a bright yellow center. Each petal, although consisting of one dominant light blue or purple color, is lined with darker hues of the same color. Wildlife, like deer, may browse fields to feast on this plant. Many opt to decorate their yards or landscapes with Blue-eyed grass as it adds woodland-like color, vibrancy, and density. It is commonly placed around borders, in rock gardens, or within flower garden plots. It flowers in clusters and can be bunched together to create that "in-the-wild" feel that many homeowners strive to capture in their backyards. The most maintenance required is to separate and divide its tufts every 3 to 5 years in March, April, or May. In addition to its aesthetic use in landscapes, Blue eyed grass may also be used as a medicinal herb to relieve stomach aches and diarrhea.
Blue Eyed Grass