Sisyrinchium are an easy-to-grow perennial, butterfly-attracting wildflowers, whose flower color varies from white to blue, passing through yellow and brown. A small plant, most sisyrinchium grow less than 12" tall.
More Information About Sisyrinchium
The genus Sisyrinchium appears at first glance to be a member of the grass family, but once it flowers, its true Iris family heritage becomes apparent.
Sisyrinchium is a large genus of about 150 species native to the new world (including North Carolina) and can be found from Canada to Florida. In the wild, sisyrinchium plants live in somewhat protected spots...among tall grasses in sandy meadows, along stream banks and swamp edges and in moist open woods.
Susyrinchium (Blu-eyed Grass) Growing Conditions
In the garden, blue-eyed grass is quite flexible about its growing conditions and tolerates a variety of moisture levels and soil types. Sisyrinchium are an easy-to-grow perennial, butterfly-attracting wildflowers, whose flower color varies from white to blue, passing through yellow and brown. A small perennial, most species grow less than 12" tall, so they are best used in rock gardens, at the front of a perennial border, or among other short plants. We have selected varieties of that are better behaved than some of the weedy, vigorously reseeding species.