These Blue Eyed grass seeds are sure to thrill you! As you might expect from the common name, Blue-eyed Grass, this little perennial has grass-like foliage with a blue-purple flower. It is categorized as an ornamental grass, however, it is in the Iris family. Usually, this six-petaled flower will begin to flower in April and doesn't stop blooming until the end of July or August. Sow Sisyrinchium Bellum seeds if you are looking for a star performer!
It works well in rock gardens, cottage gardens, at the front of borders, and along pathways. Use it in woodland areas and allow it to naturalize in informal settings, or for a more traditional setting, combine it with other low-growing ground covers like creeping thyme or a sedum.
How To Grow Blue-Eyed Ornamental Grass From Seed:
Sow Sisyrinchium Bellum seeds in a sunny area. It likes moist but well-drained soil and a light application of low nitrogen fertilizer in early spring. Divide the Blue-eyed Grass plants every 2 - 3 years in the early spring.
Despite its common name, blue-eyed grass is not grass. The genus Sisyrinchium is a large group of annuals and perennials in the iris family (Iridaceae). But many species are low growing with narrow leaves that appear grass-like and many grow in grasslands. All are native to North or South America. Most are not well known and only a few are used as ornamentals.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 5 - 9 Approximate seeds per pound: 354,120 USDA Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 6 - 12 inches Bloom Season: Spring Bloom Color: Purple Environment: Full sun Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Temperature: 70 - 75F Average Germ Time: 28 - 35 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Press into the soil, do not cover Moisture: Keep moist until germination Plant Spacing: 6 - 12 inches