Shipping is $9.00 for the first plant. Additional plants ship for $1.00 each. Local pickup is available and preferred. Some plants will be pickup only if the are too big to ship economically. We do not ship in extreme weather conditions.
Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum)
Blue Eyed Grass is native to the Mid-Atlantic, coastal region. There are two kinds of Blue eyed Grass that grow here, this one is called the Eastern Blue Eyed Grass. The flower is a little larger and lighter blue that its cousin S. Angustifolium. This is one of my favorite mid spring plants, they are just adorable. They form clumps which you may divide in about two years for more plants. Although they are call a grass, they are actually members of the Iris family. The plant will come to you in a 3.5 inch pot. Soak thoroughly before planting. Water regularly until established.
Description: This is a short stout little plant, growing 8 - 12 inches. Flowers have six petal, which are blue with a yellow center.
Culture: Moist, well drained soil, not fussy about soil type, although these particular plants come from the NJ pinelands, so they are used to sandy, acid soil. Sun to part shade. Hardy zones 3 - 8. Bloom time mid spring.
Companion plants: Great with Eastern Wild Columbine, Evening Primrose
Wildlife Benefit: Nectar for butterflies, seeds for birds.
All of my plants are grown using earth friendly techniques, from seed collection to watering with rainwater. Pots are 100% recycled, some are re-used containers, others are made from recycled plastics. Plants are fed with PLANT-TONE by Espoma, an organic fertilizer and/or worm castings. I grow plants that can replace those lost to development in order to help sustain wildlife that depend on them. You can be assured that you are not getting plants from the wild, which is unethical and further contributes to habitat loss.
***Check my other listings. I am adding more wildlife-friendly native perennials everyday***
Payment, shipping and handling policies
We gladly accept PAYPAL, , and POSTAL MONEY ORDERS. Additional plants ship for just $1.00 each. Shipping price also includes the price of transportation as well as packing materials as plants must be well packed to withstand shipping. Prior to shipment, all plants will be inspected, pruned, labeled, individually wrapped and banded, then placed securely in their box. This is done to ensure you receive quality plants. They will then be shipped via Priority mail after payment is received. This is done to ensure they arrive quickly and safely. Large orders may be sent FedEx. We reserve the right to hold shipments in extreme weather until plants can travel safely. For local customers who wish to pick up their order to save on shipping, please email us before ordering.
Native plant range and our shipping (PLEASE READ) Most of our plants are also found native to the Midwest, however that is generally the extent of their range. In an effort to keep our native plants native to their natural range, we do not ship west of the Great Plain States. This includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii. If you live in these states, please do not order.
Should there be any problems with your order, please notify us within 48 hours of receipt. We cannot be responsible for their health after that time. Sometimes, despite our best care, plant can get dehydrated in transit. This is usually easily remedied, by soaking the plant in a shallow dish of water in a shady location for 1 -2 hours.