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Lucerne Blue-Eyed Grass

SKU: AM017318
$15.98
per Plant - 3.5" Pot
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Overview
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Advantages
Native, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer

Description

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.