It always brings a smile to my face when I see these growing in sunny spots between the trees here in our woods. I didn't know there were different kinds. We have the light blue ones. Thanks for the info on this sweet wildflower!
This is such a great plant! Sisyrinchium bellum is native here and I'm trying to grow as much as I can. I want to over-plant, because the bunnies here also love it when it first comes up in spring. It goes dormant here in the summer, but comes back with some rain and/or watering. It's so cheery and a nice low filler.
I too love these demunitive 'blue eyes' grass! I've the light blue one and over the years they've reseeded so abundantly. Note, they love the dappled shade areas just as well. Box stores will occassionally carry the deep lavender larger flowers kind. I'd love to collect more of those when I see them on the market.
I used this plant in my garden when I had my house (now I live in an apartment and am limited in space). People would stop by and ask what it was. The grass part is pretty enough, but then you start seeing thse little specks of something on the tips of the blades. After a little while, the light blue blossoms appear. What a great surprise. And lots of them too. Mine did die when not watered too. You have to keep up on that. But I sure did love them, and so did my neighbors.