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
Landscape: Groundcover, meadow, rock or shade garden
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
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.