Saturday, February 24, 2007

Blue-eyed grass


One of our native irises, Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum). Very tough, very perennial, very cheery.

From the comments:
Given where I found it I probably don't have sufficient soil moisture for it at my place. Mores the pity.

It's been my experience that B-EG is very drought tolerant, thriving on neglect. I had a bunch of these in a ceramic pot, outside of irrigation, during the driest summer EVER in Central Florida, and they came through unscathed. Under irrigation, they spread quickly and are easily transplanted.

4 comments:

Alan said...

I noticed some blue-eyed grass last year on a roadside in Gainesville. I believe it's the first I've ever seen of it. Very pretty. Given where I found it I probably don't have sufficient soil moisture for it at my place. Mores the pity.

.....Alan.

Alan said...

Danged if I didn't find what sure looked like blue eyed grass in my yard yesterday. One solitary little plant but there it was.

.....Alan.

chaindropz said...

Good spring flower pictures. I took some and placed on my blog.
I can't name them all I just take pictures.

shell said...

I'm growing this in a container on my patio. We are in Indian River County, so you should have enough water, especially if you supplement with rainwater collection. I'm trying to figure out how it propagates...