BLUE EYED GRASS - Sisyrinchium albidum (Seeds per Packet: 25 +/-)As you might expect from the common name, blue-eyed grass has grass-like foliage with a purple flower. Slender Blue-eyed Grass derives its common name from its very slender stem. This plant enjoys moist growing conditions and will naturalize where happy. [2] Several species in the eastern United States are threatened or endangered. Blue-eyed grass occurs naturally in wet fields and prairies. Please visit our sponsors Where to buy native seed and plants ↓ Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium montanum can be a shy retiring plant at times. Its dainty star-shaped flowers and are born atop flat, grasslike stems. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Native to the New World, the species are known as blue-eyed grasses and, though not true grasses and in varieties with flower colors other than blue, are monocots. Whether blooming violet, blue, yellow, or white, these starry-eyed beauties will not disappoint. Blue-eyed grass Native to North America (cultivar) CHECK AVAILABILITY FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Sisyrinchium x ‘Suwannee’ is a low rhizomatous wildflower that forms tufted clumps of narrow sword shaped leaves. Our erosion control seed products are customized mixes created for the customers' particular area and desired end results. Sisyrinchium ‘Devon Skies’ – Blue Eyed Grass A wonderful ornamental clumping grass Sisyrinchium ‘Devon Skies’ has strap like leaves and very pretty blue flowers. Blue-eyed grass has no significant insect or disease problems and is not favored by deer. Blue Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum is a grassy type of plant that becomes a carpet of brilliant blue star flowers once established. The seed capsules are similar but are held erect at the top of stems whilst those of blue-eyed grass dangle. Stover Seed is popular in the industry for exceptional erosion control seeds. A tough and hardy clumping plant that tolerates heat and drought, this little cutie is very useful in a rockery, as an edging or bordering plant, or just as a brightly coloured clump in a garden or pot. CULTURAL & MAINTENANCE NEEDS : Sisyrinchium angustifolium ‘Lucerne’ is a well behaved cultivar that thrives in sunny moist … Custom seed mixes or wholesale seed sales over $100, add 5% of the total seed cost (for orders over $1,000 a package signature may be required) over $ Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-Eyed Grass) is an erect, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial noted for its narrow, sword-shaped, blue-green leaves and its clusters of small, blue to violet-blue flowers, 1 in. The common name is ‘Blue Eyed Grass, and this is a sterile cultivar, so it will not self seed and is only propagated by division. Strict blue-eyed-grass, especially on the east coast, can resemble narrow-leaved blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), and some floras have combined the two species. Plants rise from coarse fibrous roots or rhizomes to 10-12” height and 6-12” spread. Blue eyed grass is very easy to grow and will easily reseed. GB status and rarity The Vascular Plant Red Data List for Great Britain 2005 does not list blue-eyed grass. Star-shape, blue-purple flowers decorate blue-eyed grass in spring and early summer. USDA zones 4-9. Blue eyed Grass - 100 Seeds, (Sisyrinchium bellum)-Perennial ,Ornamental Grass Everwilde Farms - 150 Stout Blue-Eyed Grass Native Wildflower Seeds - Gold Vault Jumbo Seed Packet 3.8 out of 5 stars 5 ). SEED $100.00 and under: $5.00 Retail SEED orders over $100.00 ship free! Slender Blue-eyed Grass flower and seed pod. Sisyrinchium angustifolium (Blue Eyed Grass) is an Iris relative relative with grassy foliage that blooms in late spring with violet-blue flowers. The Editors. Sisyrinchium 'Suwannee' blue-eyed grass Soft blue star shaped flowers with gold centers rise above fine, semievergreen, Iris-like foliage from May to June. Blue-eyed grass’s seed capsules are small green beads that darken as the seeds ripen—another sweet feature of this plant. White Blue-Eyed Grass also has slightly larger seed capsules and slightly wider leaves and flowering stalks. Average Size at Maturity Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. The seeds of iris and blue-eyed grass can be stored dry in a paper bag after collection, then sown out of doors in the fall or early winter. It typically grows on the margins of lakes, bogs and other wet places. They are small perennials only 10-30 cm tall (4-12”), with narrow leaves to 3mm wide (1/8”). However, if you don't have a wet field in full sun, do not despair. Custom seed mixes or wholesale seed sales over $100, add 5% of the total seed cost (for orders over $1,000 a package signature may be required) over $ SEED $100.00 and under: $5.00 Retail SEED orders over $100.00 ship free! Each flower lasts only one day but they are produced in great quantities. Sisyrinchium angustifolium, commonly called blue-eyed grass, is noted for its violet-blue flowers and branched flowering stems. Appearing individually on slender grass-like stems, the tiny flowers have six petals and golden centers. Tepals may be blue, purple or lavender and darken as they near the center of the flower, which is bright yellow. Uses include wetland restoration, pollinator habitat, and seed production. Prairie Blue-eyed Grass can be distinguished from the other Sisyrinchium species in Minnesota primarily by its pale flowers, and dry, sandy habitat. Prefers a full sun position. I bought a Blue-eyed Grass plant at our local garden center a few years ago When Prairie Blue-Eyed Grass has blue-violet flowers, it can be confused with other Sisyrinchium spp. tall and wide. Though its foliage is grass-like, the blue-eyed grasses belong to the iris family not the grass family. Foliage texture, blue-eyed grass has no significant insect or disease problems and is not grass. 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