Blue Eyed Grass

2 Mar

Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), evergreen native, 6-12 in., blue flowers on thin stems early to mid-spring, full sun to light shade, yellow also available, native.

Iris relatives with narrow, leaves and small, six-segmented flowers that open in sunshine. Pretty but not showy; best suited for informal gardens or naturalizing.

Bellum is native to coastal California, Oregon. Grows 4 in. to 2 ft. high, 6 in. to 2 ft. wide. Green or bluish green leaves. Purple to bluish purple, 1/2-in. flowers appear in spring. Several named forms, many of them dwarf, are available.

 

 

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