Sisyrinchium striatum - Aunt May
15 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
Sisyrinchium striatum is a grass-like perennial producing multiple spikes of small, pale yellow blooms with dark yellow centres and faint purple stripes in early summer. The flowers rise above grey-green foliage. The summer blossoms each open for just one day with the morning sun and close at dusk. Rarely do the blooms open on cloudy days. Plants grow to 90cm in height. Sisyrinchium striatum is suitable for borders, cottage gardens, meadow gardens and wildlife gardens. This plant isn't fussy about it conditions, grow in full sun and keep on the dry side. Ideal for naturalising.
Sow seeds either spring or early autumn. Surface sow onto moist, well-drained compost. Just cover the seeds with a sprinkling of soil. Keep moist at all times. Ideal temperature is 10-20C. Germination takes 3 to 4 weeks from a spring sowing but can be erratic and take much longer, do not discard any potted seeds prematurely. Autumn sowings may not emerge until spring. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed.