White-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum) in the Sisyrinchiums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 -18 inches
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Propagation: Other methods: Division


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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-05-19
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2012-05-19
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-05-31
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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on May 20, 2012 2:44 PM

Flowers only open when the sun shines.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 25, 2012 9:33 AM

"The regular type of Blue-eyed Grass is a perennial remaining under 1 foot high, with small star-shaped flowers with soft blue petals and yellow centers on long, narrow leaves resembling grass. This form, though, has white flowers with yellow eyes. In the wild, plants grow in open woody areas and clumps are small. When grown without competition and given better soil and more moisture, they thrive. This is a good wildflower alternative to Monkey Grass. Several plants can spread to form a border providing crisp white flowers from March into June. Grow in full sun to partial shade."

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