Blue-Eyed Grass Seeds
USDA Zones: 5 - 9
Approximate seeds per pound: 354,120
Height: 6 - 12 inches
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Purple
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Sisyrinchium bellum
Temperature: 70 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 28 - 35 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press into soil, do not cover
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 6 - 12 inches
Care & Maintenance: Blue-Eyed Grass
Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) - These Blue Eyed grass seeds are sure to thrill you! As you might expect from the common name, Blue-eyed Grass, this little drough tolerant 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 or anywhere water conservation is desire for xeriscape landscaping. 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 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.
Blue-eyed grass is a short perennial that has the appearance of grass, but puts forth tiny beautiful blooms!
Flowering Foliage Plant
How to Grow
Blue-eyed grass seeds need to go through a stratification process before planting. This can be done naturally by sowing the seeds outdoors in the fall, allowing the cold season to prepare the seeds for spring. You can also stratify the seeds in a refrigerator for 6 weeks to prepare the seeds for direct sowing in the spring. Under proper conditions, the seeds will then germinate in 1-2 weeks. These seeds should be sown in an area of full sun. Employ a light application of low-nitrogen fertilizer in the early spring. Divide plants every 2-3 years.
- Environment: full sun
- Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.1-7.5
- Sowing rate: 3-4 seeds per plant
Blue-eyed grass is a perennial flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 5 through 9. Although it is considered an ornamental grass, it actually belongs to the iris family. It is commonly used in woodland areas for a naturalized appearance.
- Bloom color: purple
- Bloom season: spring
- Plant height: 6-12 inches