Sisyrinchium striatum

Sisyrinchium striatum

Pale yellow-eyed grass

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Sisyrinchium striatum
  • Common name: Pale yellow-eyed grass
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Semi-evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Pale yellow-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium striatum, is a clump-forming perennial bearing fans of iris-like foliage, topped by clusters of pale yellow flowers in June and July.

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It thrives in sunny positions and well-drained soil, so makes a lovely addition to gravel gardens. It combines well with lime-greens, silvers and purples.

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For best results, grow Sisyrinchium striatum in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Will self-seed, so look out for seedlings, which can be left where they are or planted elsewhere.

How to grow Sisyrinchium striatum

  • Plant size

    80cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Sisyrinchium striatum and wildlife

Sisyrinchium striatum is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Sisyrinchium striatum poisonous?

Sisyrinchium striatum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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