Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Short native perennial with dark blue flowers and a yellow eye, blooming March to July. Rhizomatous, preferring sandy to clay soils in moist grassy meadows and open woodlands; up to 8,000 ft. elevation. Tolerant of salty conditions, seasonal flooding and foot traffic. Use in meadow restoration and to colonize open garden areas.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Iridaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: 

Mature Height: 4-16 in.

Bloom Color: Blue

Bloom Period: Spring

Annual Precipitation: 11-117 in.

Drought Tolerance: 

Shade Tolerance:

Elevation: below 8,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: FACW

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.4-8.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 315,000

Seeding Rate: 3-5 PLS lbs/acre

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Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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