Dawn Stover up at the SFA Gardens gave me three, small pots of these little botanical jewels. As she handed them to me she said, “Watch them; tell me what you think. They are native right here in Nacogdoches!“ This is a summary of what the reference books say.
Sisyrinchium sagittiferum, Blue-eyed grass grows 8-12 inches tall, in clumps, on threadlike stems. Leaves are narrow, 4-6 inches long. The flowers are bluish to purple, occasionally white, with 6 tepals, 1/2-3/4 inch across, and a yellow center . (Family Iridaceae)
Native habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Roadsides, Woodlands edge.
Horticultural uses: Perennial garden, Wildflower meadow, Shortgrass meadow, Can be mowed, Blooms are ornamental. Bloom April to May.
Remember, the SFASU Gardens plant sale is this Saturday morning! 04/07/2018