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23 knock-out native plants

Incorporating plants native to your climate means less water, less maintenance, and more wildlife. Here are our top picks around the West

Blue-eyed grass
Marion Brenner

Blue-eyed grass

(Sisyrinchium idahoense bellum)

Native to: Coastal California and Oregon

Grows 4 in. to 2 ft. high, 6 in. to 2 ft. wide. Green or bluish green leaves. Purple to bluish purple, 1/2-in. flowers appear in spring. Several named forms, many of them dwarf, are available.

More: All about blue-eyed grass

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