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Hedyotis caerulea (Houstonia caerulea)

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Common Name: Bluets, Quaker Ladies

Part shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, sandy or thin rocky soil, moderately to slightly acid pH.  3-6 inches height, blooms in spring, pale blue flowers, self-seeds in favorable sites.

Germination Code:  C(120)  Seed germinates in 1st year but no flowers until 2nd year.

Native Region: Statewide

Lovely, delicate plant that is often found in striking patches of blue.  Adapts to rock gardens. Attracts bees and butterflies.