Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina

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  • Product Info

    Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
    Iris Family
    Small, violet-blue flowers are born atop narrow, grass-like stems. This member of the iris family spreads from rhizomes, and will form small colonies over time. It makes a great border plant planted in light shade up to full sun. Plants will flower more in full sun. It can be easily divided every 3-4 years by teasing apart fans from the larger clump. Foliage is typically evergreen in our mild winters. Good companion plants are Barbara's Buttons, Eastern Columbine, Butterfly Milkweed, & Mouse-eared Tickseed.
    Blooms: Violet, 3-4 weeks, May-June
    Leaves: Blue-green, long and linear
    Height: 8-12” 
    Space: 12-18”
    Soil: Average-moist
    Exposure:  Part sun, Full sun
    Fauna: Bees, flies, seeds for small animals
    Seeds: 3-celled capsule contains small black seeds that dangle from the tips of plants
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 3-9
    Native Status: NC Native, common across the state
    Provenance: North Carolina Ecotype, asexually propagated