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Sisyrinchium idahoense var. bellum
Sisyrinchium idahoense var. bellum
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Sisyrinchium idahoense var. bellum

Blue-eyed Grass

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.493.050

Native to the western US, this charming plant is valuable in the rock garden as well as for edging in the border. Plants form a low clump of grassy green leaves, bearing starry violet– blue flowers with a tiny golden eye. These are close cousins to the more familiar garden Iris. Will tolerate moist to wet locations. Clumps may be easily divided in fall or early spring. Self-sown seedlings may appear, and these can be moved when they get a few inches tall. A charming plant, and easy to grow.

Further details for
Sisyrinchium idahoense var. bellum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.