Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Sisyrinchium idahoense bellum
Sisyrinchium idahoense bellum

Click to Enlarge

Zones 2-9, 14-24, 31-34
Full SunPartial Sun
Full, Partial
Regular Water

Sisyrinchium idahoense bellum

Blue-Eyed Grass


Iris relatives with narrow leaves and small, six-segmented flowers that open in sunshine. Pretty but not showy; best suited for informal gardens or naturalizing.

Sisyrinchium idahoense bellum

Native to coastal California, Oregon. Grows to 4 in. to 2 ft. tall and 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 and hybrids are available. Many of them, including ‘Devon Skies’ (4–6 in. tall), are dwarf. S. idahoense macounii ‘Album’ has white flowers. 

You Might Also Like...

Lychnis coronaria

Perennial from southeastern Europe. Grows to 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, with attra...

Kniphofia uvaria

From South Africa. Leaves to 1 in. wide and 2 ft. long make coarse, grassy clumps. Oblong flower heads...

Aesculus pavia

Shrub or tree native to eastern U.S. Bulky, to 12–20 ft. tall, with an irregular rounded crown t...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More