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
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.
Seed Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery 2016 and 2017 
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
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