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Height: 1-2 feet tall; 1 foot wide

Light: Full to part sun

Soil: Medium to dry, sandy loam

Bloom: Blue, late-spring to early summer

Foliage: Ribbon-like/grass-like

Pair with: Smooth Aster, Sweet Goldenrod

Landscape: Groundcover, meadow, rock or shade garden

Resistance: Deer

Good substitute for non-native liriope

Fun fact: Native Americans cooked and ate the greens.

More information and native range here

Stout Blue-eyed Grass

1 Gallon
  • Pollinator value: Unknown but very attractive to butterflies, bees and songbirds.

    Star-shaped blue-violet flowers with sunny yellow centers bloom profusely in late Spring to early Summer.  Flowers open in the morning and close at sunset.

    Blue-eyed Grass has grass-like, semi-evergreen leaves, but it's actually an iris, and you can tell because although the leaves are narrower than those of a classic Iris, they stand up in a fan shape just like the species.

    Spreads by underground rhizomes and also works well along pathways.  Easy to control and keep neat looking.  Also makes a lovely cut flower.

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