Yellow Eyed Grass
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Peat Bogs of Eastern North America
Zones: 2-6 (2-8)
Yellow Eyed Grass, Xyris sp., is a perennial bog plant with bunches of charming, small, yellow flowers. The flowers are about 1/4" (.5cm) on tall, slender stalks, that gracefully wave in the wind at about the height of tall pitcher plants. The crown will produce several flowers, typically 1 each day. They typically grow in small colonies providing a nice display. It has long narrow leaves that are slightly twisted, with a flat crown that spreads out like a fan of cards. It prefers open, sunny, consistently damp, peaty soils. Water with rain/distilled water. Flowers from Spring through Fall, and readily seeds itself, spreading nice, but not over crowding other plants. Leaves turn a rusty red in the Fall. It is an associate bog plant and provides shading, support and charm to the bog garden.
Each portion is a rooted, growing plant.
Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant root/rhizome. Photographs are representative of the species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 2" - 6+"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix
Soil pH: 4-6.5
Light: Partial to Full Sun.
Use: Charming yellow flowers among carnivorous plants.