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Blue Eyed Grass (CA Native)

Blue-eyed grass has grass-like foliage with a blue/purple flower. Though it is called a grass it is actually in the Iris family. Usually this six petaled flower will begin to flower in April and doesn't stop blooming until the end of July or August. It is widely distributed in California on open, grassy slopes. It likes full to partial sun and garden water (and high water tables). It will become very drought tolerant (even as little as 8" of rain a year) once established. It grows in sand to clay, coastal bluffs to interior grasslands. Cold tolerant to at least 0 as it will go winter dormant in bad years. Seeding Rate: 1/4 lb per 1,000 square feet