Blue-Eyed Grass, Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium, syn. S. bermudianum
BLUE-EYED GRASS Sisyrinchium
Bermuda's national flower, blue-eyed grass features 10-12″ long sword-like leaves and from late spring to mid summer, charming deep-blue flowers with yellow centers. Foliage continues to look healthy throughout summer and fall. Highly adaptable, blue-eyed grass thrives in full sun or part shade. Plants are drought tolerant once established; appearance is fresher and bloom is heavier when regular water is provided. Use at the front of mixed borders, in containers, or allow blue-eyed grass to naturalize in a woodland garden. Winter hardy to zone 4.Blue-eyed grass seeds cannot ship to HI, PR, or Canada.
How to Plant Blue-eyed Grass Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or 2″ pots, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 70-75° F., seeds usually germinate within 5 weeks. If not, place container inside a zip-lock bag and place in the refrigerator for 3 weeks. Return to 70-75°F. until germination occurs. Transplant 6-12″ apart.
Comments: For heaviest flowering and finest appearance give full or part sun and average to ample water. Individual plants are short-lived. Blue-eyed grass reliably self-sows and in time forms impressive clumps. Plants are low maintenance and deer and rabbit resistant.