Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Full sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, best in somewhat poor soil, moderately acid to nearly neutral pH.  6-10 inches height, blooms late spring into early summer, violet-blue flowers, re-seeds readily.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Statewide

Best planted in drifts because individual plants are not very showy.  Each flower only lasts a few hours.  Plants become floppy and develop crown rot in rich soil and too much shade.  Not actually a grass but a member of the Iris Family.  Needs to be divided every 2-3 years to be kept vigorous.


One response to “Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

  1. Marinell Morgan February 6, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Even with just a few of the plants grouped together, the blue eyed grass makes a soft statement with the little purplish blue star flowers.

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