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USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (, 15 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

Violet blue flowers with a yellow eye atop narrow, iris-like foliage with branched stems. Despite the common name, blue-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium is not a grass, but belongs to the iris family.

This ground cover is often found growing in lawns. Grows well in moist to dry soils, but needs good drainage, prefers full sun but will tolerate light shade. Rhizomatous. 


1 ft


6-12 in

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Bloom Color:


Sisyrinchium angustifolium Characteristics


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry


  • Cut Flower
  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: