Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Blue-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium ÔLucerneÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Blue-Eyed Grass

This easy-to-grow, textural perennial may look like a grass, but it is actually a member of the Iris family. It was selected from the species for its larger 3/4", star-shaped, violet blue flowers with a bright yellow eye. Clump forming, though it may spread by seed if the songbirds don't eat them all first.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Height: 6-12"
  • Spread: 6-9"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Height: 6-12"
  • Spread: 6-9"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Late Summer-Fall
  • Retail Sales Window: Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Consistent
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes