||wildflowers|height 6-8'|spread 7-9"|full sun/part shade|purple-blue flowers in Spring||
Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
This intriguing plant is not a grass at all, but a charming miniature native iris. Its narrow, strap like foilage blends inconspicuously into the palette of meadow grasses, but there's no missing the carpet of purple-blue 1" flowers that dance above the landscape in mid-Spring. Our plants were originally grown from seeds collected at a friend's property in Williamson county where they carpeted the landscape every year.
Blue Eyed Grass naturalizes readily and spreads by division and seeding out from parent plants. After blooming, foilage is once again hard to pick out from the background and can disappear when the weather is dry and hot.
It is more likely to be trampled by deer rather than eaten.