Common Names: california blue-eyed grass
Size: 12-18 in. high, 2 ft. wide.
Flowers: Bluish-purple flowers, early spring; blue-green grass-like leaves.
Uses: Borders, natural gardens, slopes, near oak trees, in heat. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Deer resistant.
Soil: Tolerates a variety; should be well-drained.
Water: Medium water until bloom starts.
Sun: Full sun or some shade.
Pruning: Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season. Cut out dead foliage each year in spring.
Pests & Diseases: Disease and pest free.
Notes: Same family (Iridaceae) as Iris. Reseeds freely on favorable sites. Discovery Trail. Hardy to 10° F.