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Perennial- Blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium bellum
Common Name: Blue-eyed Grass

Botanical Name: Sisyrinchium bellus

Family: Iris

Description: Perennial grass found throughout Oregon and California down to Baja

Sun: Full or part

Water: Will naturalize once established

Soil: Seasonally wet clay or sandy soil

Habit and form: Clumping, with iris-like leaves, and many dainty purple flowers; will reseed; grows to 1 foot high

Sisyrinchium bellum
Flower type: Small 6-petaled flower

Flower color & bloom season: Purple flowers from January to June

Uses, if any, for plant and/or flowers: Rock gardens

Pruning time & method: None required

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