Sisyrinchium angustifolium: the blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium, also known as blue-eyed grass, is a tall grass perennial native to North America. Its flowers are dark blue with a yellow center that sits atop a thin stalk. This herb is perfect for adding color to the shade of your lawn and garden

How to grow and care for blue eyed grass

Blue Eyes Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows wild in Europe, Asia and North America. In Italy it is distributed throughout the national territory, but is particularly abundant in the central-northern regions. This plant is highly appreciated for its flower, which is characterized by a particular intense blue colour. The leaves are lanceolate and dark green in colour.

Blue Eyed Grass is a very simple plant to grow and care for. It requires little special care and can be grown in any type of soil, even in those poor in nutrients. To encourage the growth of the plant it is good to fertilize the soil with a specific fertilizer for flowering plants before sowing. Sowing should be done in spring, using the seeds obtained from the mother plant. The seeds should be buried about 2-3 cm deep and kept moist until they germinate. When the seedlings are about 10 cm tall, they should be transplanted into tubs or full ground, at a distance of 30-40 cm from each other. The Blue-Eyed Grass prefers a mild climate and cannot tolerate extreme temperatures.

During periods of drought it is good to irrigate the plant, being careful not to wet it excessively. In winter, on the other hand, it is important to protect the plant from excessive cold by covering it with a cloth or a jute bag. To make the plant flower it is necessary to expose it to plenty of light, but away from direct sunlight. If the plant is exposed to too low temperatures or in the dark, it can experience flowering problems. Furthermore, to encourage flowering it is good to periodically remove withered flowers. This operation must be carried out delicately, to avoid damaging the plants.

Types of Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium angustifolium is a species of perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Asparagaceae family, widespread throughout North America.
It reaches a maximum height of about 30 cm and has a cylindrical stem, usually branched in the lower part. The leaves are thin, linear and of an intense green colour. The species is divided into two subspecies: S. a. angustifolium and S. a. lanceolatum. The first is characterized by a greater diffusion and a narrower leaf shape, while the second is less widespread and the leaves are more lanceolate.

Why is blue eyed grass so popular?

Blue-eyed grass is one of the most popular plants in the country. Its beauty is unique, and its ability to thrive in a variety of climates makes it very versatile. Most people don’t know why blue eyed weed is so popular, but there are many reasons. First, blue-eyed grass is very hardy. It can thrive in cold, arid climates, and is also disease tolerant.

This means that you can grow it in many different places without having to worry that it will get sick or not grow well. In addition, the blue-eyed grass is very beautiful. Its leaves are bright green, and its flowers are deep blue. This makes it a great choice for anyone looking to add some color to their garden or patio. Finally, blue eyed weed is very easy to grow. It doesn’t require a lot of work or attention, so it’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t have much time to devote to their colorful corner.

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