Native Plant Database

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Prairie Blue-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium campestre
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Glade, Prairie
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Blue
Fall Color: Green
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

6 to
12
inches

Spread:

6 to
10
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 6 to
10
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 6 to
10
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Naturalize in dry praire or glade-like habitats, also sunny well drained beds.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Use in dry, sunny beds with short ground covers like prairie pussytoes and other small plants. The slowly spreading plants can be divided in early spring or after flowering.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Star-shaped blue flowers near the ends of grass-like leaves  form a halo of blue in May and June. The plants are short and compact, suitable for small, dry, sunny spaces, as well as containers. Nectar and pollen primarily for short-tongued bees.

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