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Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass
Full sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, best in somewhat poor soil, moderately acid to nearly neutral pH. 6-10 inches height, blooms late spring into early summer, violet-blue flowers, re-seeds readily.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Statewide
Best planted in drifts because individual plants are not very showy. Each flower only lasts a few hours. Plants become floppy and develop crown rot in rich soil and too much shade. Not actually a grass but a member of the Iris Family. Needs to be divided every 2-3 years to be kept vigorous.