Lucerne Blue-eyed Grass

Lucerne Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'


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Every garden -- and more important, every gardener! -- deserves at least one plant like 'Lucerne'. It requires absolutely no care after planting, and returns year after year for three solid months of fresh, neat foliage, plus a long season of cheery blue blooms!

The sword-like foliage stands straight up and out, 8 to 10 inches tall, creating a neat appearance for edging, the front of the border, or mixed plantings. And beginning in late spring and continuing into summer, deep blue blooms with yellow-starred centers dot the foliage.

Blue color is always welcome in the garden, and the wonderful thing about this Blue-Eyed Grass is that it's so easy, you tend to forget about the flowering until the bright blossoms begin their showy display! The foliage stays fresh until hard frost. What could be simpler or more elegant? Blue-Eyed Grass was Thoreau's favorite plant, and it's not hard to see why!

Easy to grow in full sun to light shade, 'Lucerne' asks only well-drained soil for years of colorful growth. Zones 3-8.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Cheery blue flowers
Kallie from VA wrote (June 16, 2016):
I bought these a while back. the plants are shorter than I thought but the flowers are plentiful and cheerful--and they grow on the leaves of grass in an unusual way. I am very happy with them--they were the first thing blooming regularly this cool spring.
This is a great grower
Mary Meacher from NH wrote (June 28, 2015):
I love this plant. I bought 5 two years ago and they have gotten huge and put out offspring as well. They are gorgeous and so interesting. Their little flowers close up at night and open at first sunlight, they're also one of the first to bloom and stay green all winter. These are a real winner and they do well in full light, shade, or partial shade. I love them.
Sisyrinchium
Blue-Eyed Grass

Planting:

Set plants 6 to 10 inches apart in a sunny location in a moderately fertile, moist but welldrained soil.


Maintenance:

Trouble-free, it can be easily divided after 4 or 5 years if desirable. Most varieties will self-sow; therefore, seed heads should be removed if you don’t want it to spread.


Zones:

Zones 3-8

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.