Sisyrinchium angustifolium

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Pointed Blue-eyed-grass


Also known as Sisyrinchium atlanticum

Plant Specifics

Size:0.5-1 ft tall by 0.5-1 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,blue,purple
Phenology:Fall-to-winter dormant. Blooms in spring.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Groundcover. Foliage is low and neat even during periods when there are no flowers (flowers in mid-spring). Plant not visible in winter. Can be naturalized in sunny areas. Can be used as a border plant or in a damp meadow.
Propagation:Seed. Division of clumps.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Slightly acidic to neutral



Beneficial sweat bees, bumble bees, bee flies, and syrphid flies are attracted to nectar and pollen.

Native Habitats:Cutthroat seeps, moist roadsides, hammocks, bogs, river banks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures