Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill.

Narrow-leaf Blue-eyed Grass

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Sisyrinchium

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 2' tall and 12" spread

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Blue flowers in spring, 6 blue tepals and a yellow eye. Leaves are grass-like. Tolerates a range of soils but prefers well-drained soil. Will self-seed in good growing conditions. Sheer after blooming to tidy foliage and prevent seeding.



Published in Gard. Dict. ed. 8 #2 in 1768.

Native to the eastern and central US, Canada and Mexico.

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