Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'
Lucerne Blue-Eyed Grass
Item #: 4782
Zones: 5a to 7b
Height: 8" tall
Origin: United States
Sisyrinchium 'Lucerne' is an amazing selection of our native blue-eyed grass, made by plantsman Robert Herman, formerly of White Flower Farm, while in Lucerne, Switzerland. The amazingly large, 0.75", blue-purple flowers top the narrow, iris-like foliage from May until July. Lucerne blue-eyed grass does not have the proclivity to try and take over the world with aggressive seeding...wonderful!
In the garden, it's a virtually maintenance free perennial. Other than dividing your plant to spread around, there is little else to do to keep your plant happy.
This blue-eyed grass prefers bright sun and well drained soils. In the proper conditions, this blue-eyed grass is bulletproof.
It is most often used as a solitary specimen in a rock garden, but it can be planted in mass if you have enough plant. We'd recommend planting them on 1' centers, or slightly closer for best effect.
Bees are the primary pollinators of the blue-eyed grasses like 'Lucerne'.
Flower Color: Blue
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers