Blue-eyed Grass
Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium montanum can be a shy retiring plant at times. They are small perennials only 10-30 cm tall (4-12”), with narrow leaves to 3mm wide (1/8”). They start opening their eyes in early June and continue to look around all through June. They often grow in places with little competition from other plants....
Botanical Name: Sisyrinchium montanum
Nom Français: Herbe aux yeux bleu

Features

Bloom colour: Blue | Purple
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5 | Summer - Zone 5
Pollinators: Bees | Birds
Sun or Shade:
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 1.5 feet (50 cms)
Across Canada
It grows well in hardiness zones:

Planting

Meadows, well lit borders
Water requirement: Dry to moist

Care

It is a plant that loves full sun and medium to moist soil. It does well in sandy soil with reasonable moisture. A few plants you may end up with a thriving colony of them in 4 or 5 years.

Pruning

Spread:

Considerations

Aboriginal Peoples Uses: Roots can be used to make tea to treat diarrhea. Entire plant can also be used to make tea to cure stomach ailments and rid the body of intestinal worms. Teas used to treat menstrual disorders, and have also been used as laxatives and birth control.
Medicinal | Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Pussy Toes, Three Flowered Avens, Purple Prairie Clover, Upland White Aster, June Grass and Side Oats Grama Grass.

Other

History

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