Blue-Eyed Grass, Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium, syn. S. bermudiana
BLUE-EYED GRASS Sisyrinchium
Bermuda's national flower, Blue-Eyed Grass features 10-12 inch long sword-like leaves, and charming deep blue flowers with yellow centers from late-spring to mid-summer. Foliage continues to look healthy throughout the summer and fall. Highly adaptable, Blue Eyed Grass thrives in full sun or part shade. Plants prefer moist soil (flowering longer and looking fresher with regular water), and are drought tolerant once established. Self-sows. 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 inch 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 inches apart.
Comments: For heaviest flowering and finest appearance provide full or part sun, and average to ample water. Individual plants are short-lived, they reliably self-sow and in time form impressive clumps. Plants are low maintenance, can be grown in containers, and are deer and rabbit resistant.