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Sisyrinchium idahoense bellum
Sisyrinchium idahoense bellum

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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. 

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