Published on March 14, 2012 by Amy
Bright blue, star-shaped flowers with gold centers rise above fine, iris-like foliage from March until June. Easy to grow, it’s perfect for massing at the front of any border, along a stream or in any moist areas. Clump forming perennial creates cover for many small critters.
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Important nectar source for pollinators
Provides good cover for small wildlife
Cardinals and many other songbirds eat the seed.
Thrives in moist conditions – perfect for rain gardens
Deer resistant plant that thrives in full sun
Easy to grow and low maintenance
Moist stream banks and meadows from Washington south into California and east into Montana and New Mexico
A butterfly house is used to give butterflies a place to roost over the winter. Place a butterfly house in a location with ample cover like near a forested area or bushes where they might normally congregate.