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Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May'

Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May'

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Plant name: Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May'

Other names: Pale yellow-eyed grass 'Aunt May'

Category: Perennial

Plant family: Iridaceae

Light preference: Full sun

Soil preference: Chalk, loam, sand. Alkaline, Neutral. Well-drained.

Flowering/fruiting month: June - August


  • 0.1-0.5 metres height
  • 0.1-0.5 meters spread

Description: 'Aunt May' is an evergreen perennial forming a clump of erect, sword-shaped grey-green leaves margined with cream, with erect leafy stems bearing several clusters of pale yellow flowers in summer.

Care: Grow in a poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet. Lift and divide every year or so to ensure flowering. Remove discoloured foliage and faded flowers.

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