• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Rock Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:sis-ee-RINK-ee-um an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-um
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:Violet-blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsClematis (Clematis); Plumbago (Plumbago); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Lantana (Lantana); Rose (Rosa)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture but tolerates dry conditions. Remove old foliage before new leaves emerge in spring. Clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A native of the southeast U.S.
    Lore:
    Often considered an ornamental grass due to its foliage texture, blue-eyed grass is actually in the Iris family.