Yellow Eyed Grass


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Yes
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Mike Delange
Nice hardy plant

I put it straight into the bog a couple weeks ago and it’s already getting flower buds. 5 stars

Gordon Thrasher
Yellow Eyed Grass

The plants were received in very good condition and planted straight away in an outdoor bog garden. They are already growing and looking great.

Bradlon Johnson
Yellow Eyed Grass

Just coming out of dormancy. Looks good

Rodolfo Estrada
Nice looking plants

Well rooted, nice looking plants. A week or so in and they started flowering.

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