- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 8 - 10
- Height: 8 - 12 inches
- Width: 12 inches
- Foliage Color: Green
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Environment: Full sun
- Temperature: 65F
- Average Germ Time: 9 - 14 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Press into soil, do not cover
- Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
Yellow-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium californicum) - Yellow-eyed Grass seed produces a small clump of grass-like foliage with a yellow flower. Usually this six petaled yellow flower will begin to bloom in April and doesn't stop until the end of July. It is also called Golden-eyed Grass and even Golden Blue-eyed Grass, but its not actually in the grass family, but rather it is a member of the iris family. It works well in rock gardens, cottage gardens, at the front of borders and along pathways. Use Sisyrinchium californicum Yellow-Eyed Grass 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. Sow Yellow Eyed Grass seed if you are looking for a star performer!
How To Grow Yellow Eyed Grass From Ornamental Grass Seeds: Golden Eyed Grass seeds do well with a cold treatment. The ornamental grass seeds can be sowed in a cold frame outdoors in early spring, or moisten some peat moss, place the peat moss and seeds into a ziploc plastic bag and place in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. Then, sow the Sisyrinchium californicum seeds indoors, pressing the seeds down into the soil and keeping them moist. Transplant out after danger of frost has passed. Golden Eyed Grass likes moist but well-drained soil and a light application of low nitrogen fertilizer in early spring. Divide plants every 2 - 3 years in the early spring. Foliage darkens in fall and can be cut back in early spring before new growth begins.