Sisyrinchium idahoense
Idaho Blue-Eyed Grass

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantRain GardenPart ShadeBird Friendly
Idaho Blue-Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium idahoense

Bright blue, star-shaped flowers with gold centers rise above fine, iris-like foliage from March until June. Easy to grow, it's perfect for massing at the front of any border, along a stream or in any moist areas. Clump forming perennial creates cover for small wildlife.

Important nectar source for pollinators
Provides good cover for small wildlife
Cardinals and many other songbirds eat the seed
Thrives in moist conditions - perfect for rain gardens
Deer resistant plant that thrives in full sun
Easy to grow and low maintenance

Native Range

Moist stream banks and meadows from Washington south into California and east into Montana and New Mexico

Interesting Facts

A butterfly house is used to give butterflies a place to roost over the winter. Place a butterfly house in a location with ample cover like near a forested area or bushes where they might normally congregate.


Easy to grow in medium to moist soil in full or partial shade. It can be divided in early spring. It can also spread by seed. 

Mature Size: 10-28in. Tall x 10-16in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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