Sisyrinchium idahoense

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Sisyrinchium Idahoense
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 many small critters.

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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

10-28 Inches

10-16 Inches

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

Native Trivia
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.

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