Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

 Sisyrinchium albidum - Common Blue-eyed Grass

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

 Sisyrinchium albidum


To view the natural range of Common Blue-eyed Grass  visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.

Common Blue-eyed Grass
A perfect spot for Sisyrinchium albidum
Wildlife Significance 

Sisyrinchium albidum 

Nectar Source - A variety of bees and flower flies frequent Blue-eyed Grass, both for nectar and pollen

Pollen- A variety of bees and flower flies frequent Blue-eyed Grass, both for nectar and pollen
Seed - Eaten by wild fowl
Deer - Listed on College as a "deer resistant' species by Alderleaf Wilderness College
 
For more details on this plant visit the Illinois Wildflower website
A pot of Blue-eyed grass that has leaves which are flat and self standing
The sturdy flat leaves of Blue-eyed grass, which is an iris, not a grass
Seed Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery 2016 and 2017 - NOG 2018 to present
One pale blue flower of Common Blue-eyed Grass
Our Common Blue-eyed Grass 2018
Cultivation Information
Common Blue-eyed Grass

Height - 6 inches
Flower Color - Blue
Blooms - May to June
Sun - Full to part
Hardy Zone - 4 to 9
Soil - Medium to dry
pH - 6.0 to 6.6

Family - Iridaceae (Iris family)
Three pots of the native Flower Blue-eyed Grass. It truly looks like grass.
Second season Blue-eyed Grass
an owl yard art with huge eyes made out of springs
Picture taken at Benjamin Franklin Garden, Old Brooklyn, Ohio
Propagation Notes - Recommended  sixty days cold storage. We had success, planting seeds in the fall, then wintering them over in a unheated cold frame. If it happens to be a warm, dry winter check soil in pots to be certain they don't dry out.