Yellow-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium californicum) in the Sisyrinchiums Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Yellow-eyed Grass
Give a thumbs up California Golden-Eyed Grass
Give a thumbs up Golden blue-eyed grass
Give a thumbs up Golden blue-eyed-grass

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Image

Photo gallery:
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-06-21
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2012-06-24
By Bonehead
Give a thumbs up
Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-08-03
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-07-06
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-06-21
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-08-03
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
By Joy
Give a thumbs up

Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 3:20 AM

"Sisyrinchium californicum is a species of flowering plant in the iris family known by the common names yellow-eyed grass, golden-eyed grass, and golden blue-eyed grass. It is native to the west coast of North America from British Columbia to central California, where it grows in moist habitat, often in coastal areas.

Sisyrinchium californicum is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing a pale green, nonwaxy stem which grows up to about 60 centimeters tall. The herbage turns dark brown or black as it dries. The flat, narrow leaves are grasslike. The flower has six tepals each between 1 and 2 centimeters in length. They are light to bright yellow, often with brown veining. The fruit is a dark-colored capsule."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On December 31, 2018 Seeds sown
WS 33 seeds (all) from ishareflowers (possibly from JonnaSudenius) in milk jug
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Roll call 2016 by Cuzz4short Jun 28, 2019 2:47 PM 553
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Sisyrinchiums Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Sisyrinchiums (Sisyrinchium)

« The Sisyrinchiums Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Astilbe America"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.