Lucerne Blue-Eyed Grass

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Lucerne Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium) has star-shaped flowers that shine in early summer with golden eyes surrounded by bright blue-violet petals. Blooms stand above tufts of textural, semi-evergreen foliage. A low maintenance native selection, this diminutive beauty provides pollen for native bees and early season butterflies. Excellent as a groundcover or for edging beds. Deer resistant. (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Good For Containers
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size6-12" tall , 6-8" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to mid summer
SizePlant - 3.5" Pot
SKUAM017318

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
6-12" tall x 6-8" wide. The showy blooms of Lucerne Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) grace gardens from May to June on the heels of spring bulbs. Despite the common name blue-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium is a relative of iris and the fine blue-green foliage is quite reminiscent of the flattened, sword-like blades of an iris, only much finer. The fast-growing foliage adds soft texture along the edges of cottage gardens and perennial borders. Excellent for stabilizing slopes and naturalizing into lawns or meadows where the foliage disappears among the grasses. Tolerant of a diversity of soil types, plants grow well in any moist, well drained soils and adapt well to rain gardens and bog plantings. Lucerne is moderately drought tolerant once established. Plants may rebloom in late summer under favorable conditions. Commonly a short-lived perennial, divide every 2-3 years to increase vigor. Avoid thick layers of mulch which can cause crown rot.
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SKUAM017318
Item Package Size
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Common Name
Lucerne Blue-Eyed Grass
Botanical Name
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Thin blades of green grass like foliage.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates
Humidity
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Good For Containers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
Yes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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