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This short, compact plant has foliage like an iris with small blue-ish-purple flowers. The flat flowers open in full sun and close in evening. Attracts native sweat bees, mining bees, and is a nectar source for skipper butterflies. Works well in borders or where a tidy appearance is desired. 


Height: 8-12"

Width: 6-8"

Water: dry to wet

Sun: full sun to part shade

Bloom: May-June

Direct sow: best sown in early fall. Seeds need a natural cycle of 2 weeks of warm fall temperatures followed by winter in order to break dormancy and germinate in the spring.

Transplants: seeds can be sown in containers in late summer and left outside over winter. 

Blue-eyed Grass

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