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American Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium montanum
Photos: Co. Kerry. Dorothy Haynes

American Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium montanum
Family: Iridaceae

Flowering June-September. Perennial. Garden escape.

Blue flowers with 6 petals and yellow centres that self-seed freely. The grass-like leaves are finely pointed and evergreen in mild winters. Height 10-15cm. Self-sown seedlings are hardier than the parent plants and more drought-tolerant.

In gardens grows in well-drained light soil in full sun and can self-seed and become naturalised in rough grassland.

Similar: Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium bermudiana. Native

American Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium montanum
American Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium montanum

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