Scientific Name: Sisyrinchium bellum
Common Name: blue-eyed grass
Family Name: Iridaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Columnar, Mounded
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Bog
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Blue, Violet, Purple, May-Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Aug
Key ID Features:
Grass-like herbaceous perennial; Leaves are dark green, linear to sword-like, basal; Flowers are radial and sky blue with dark blue veins.