Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

Sisyrinchium albidum - Common Blue-eyed Grass

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

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

Common Blue-eyed Grass
Wildlife Significance

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
Seed Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery 2016 and 2017 
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.
 Common Blue-eyed Grass
Common Blue-eyed Grass
Cultivation Information


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)
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Picture taken at Benjamin Franklin Garden, Old Brooklyn, Ohio