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Blue-eyed grass awarded Plant of the Year honors from Wisconsin Nursery Association

Apr. 19, 2013
 

Previous winners

Here is a list of previous Plant of the Year Award Winners from the Wisconsin Nursery Association:
2012: ‘Summer Beauty’ ornamental onion
2011: Stachys ‘Hummelo’
2010: Catmint ‘Montrose White’
2009: Blue False Indigo
2008: Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’
2007: Pulmonaria
2006: Switchgrass ‘Northwinds’
2005: Hosta ‘Patriot’
2004: Variegated Solomon’s Seal
2003: Goldenrod ‘Fireworks’

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With its bright blue flowers and compact, grass-like foliage, blue-eyed grass has been named Plant of the Year by the Wisconsin Nursery Association.

Blue-eyed grass is native to Wisconsin prairies and woodland edges. This colorful spring and early summer bloomer grows to about 10 inches high and wide, making it a small- to medium-size garden plant, perfect for beds and borders.

A great choice for rock gardens, blue-eyed grass retains its attractive, dark green foliage for the season once the flowers have faded.

Long-blooming, plants can bloom for a month or more, especially in its preferred growing conditions, which include moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Blue-eyed grass blooms in spring and early summer. The plant often will rebloom later in summer and may bloom continuously.

Great as an accent plant along walkways and paths, the small, ½ inch-wide flowers are a beautiful rich blue, with contrasting gold center.

— Robert Zimmer: 920-993-1000, ext. 7154, rzimmer@postcrescent.com

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