{"id":5655533420693,"title":"Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium idahoense)","handle":"sisyrinchium-idahoense","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYou might have guessed by the stunning blue flowers that this plant isn't really a grass. In fact, it's a native iris! This plant charms whoever grows it, watching the flowers open and close depending on light, time of day, and weather conditions. Plant in full sun in moist soils or soils that are wet in winter.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMeadows\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFull sun\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMesic to wet\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e10 to 40 cm\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMay to July\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePerennial tufted forb\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eadvantages\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAttracts Pollinators\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFool's Onion, Common Camas, California Oatgrass, Western Rush, Straight-beaked Buttercup, Graceful Cinquefoil\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/packet\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e714\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/square meter \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflowernurseries.ca\/a\/faq\" title=\"How do I calculate how much seed I need?\"\u003e*?\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003esquare meters\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003egermination\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCold stratification is required. 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In fact, it's a native iris! This plant charms whoever grows it, watching the flowers open and close depending on light, time of day, and weather conditions. Plant in full sun in moist soils or soils that are wet in winter.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMeadows\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFull sun\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMesic to wet\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e10 to 40 cm\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMay to July\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePerennial tufted forb\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eadvantages\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAttracts Pollinators\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFool's Onion, Common Camas, California Oatgrass, Western Rush, Straight-beaked Buttercup, Graceful Cinquefoil\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/packet\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e714\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/square meter \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflowernurseries.ca\/a\/faq\" title=\"How do I calculate how much seed I need?\"\u003e*?\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003esquare meters\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003egermination\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeding info\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium idahoense

Description

You might have guessed by the stunning blue flowers that this plant isn't really a grass. In fact, it's a native iris! This plant charms whoever grows it, watching the flowers open and close depending on light, time of day, and weather conditions. Plant in full sun in moist soils or soils that are wet in winter.

 

habitat Meadows
light Full sun
moisture Mesic to wet
height 10 to 40 cm
flowering May to July
habit Perennial tufted forb
advantages Attracts Pollinators
companion plants Fool's Onion, Common Camas, California Oatgrass, Western Rush, Straight-beaked Buttercup, Graceful Cinquefoil
seeds/packet Details coming soon
seeds/gram 714
seeds/square meter *? Details coming soon
square meters/gram Details coming soon
germination Cold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.
seeding info Details coming soon
Size
$8.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

Growing From Seed

Growing your own native plants from seed is the most economical way to add natives to your project or home garden. The seeds of native plants have built-in dormancy mechanisms that protect them from germinating before killing frosts or periods of drought.

In cultivation, the successful gardener must become familiar with these conditions to unlock the dormancy mechanism and stimulate germination. We are developing thorough seed germination categories in the Seed Details section above to help you successfully grow the native seed we sell. 

Download: Seed Starting Basics Guide

Growing from Potted Plants

Careful and correct planting techniques are critical to the survival of young potted plants from our nursery.

Download: Planting and Care of Potted Plants

Frequently Asked Questions

Growing plants from pots or seeds can be challenging. Be sure to check out our FAQ page for common questions and concerns.

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