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Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May'

 

Yellow Eyed Grass 'Aunt May'

Sisyrinchium is an evergreen, clump-forming plant, with iris-like foliage. The starry flowers appear along the upright stems that form spikes in Summer. 'Aunt May' has creamy-yellow striped pale green leaves, and pale yellow flowers

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plant Features
  • Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Yellow Eyed Grass 'Aunt May'

Latin name

Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Iridaceae

ph

6.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Yellow Eyed Grass Aunt May is 0.50meters x 0.60meters 0.50 M 0.60 M

Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May'

Sisyrinchium is an evergreen, clump-forming plant, with iris-like foliage. The starry flowers appear along the upright stems that form spikes in Summer. 'Aunt May' has creamy-yellow striped pale green leaves, and pale yellow flowers


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Flower spikes appear in late Spring to early Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in well-draining, neutral to slightly alkaline Ph soil, in a sunny position in Spring. Light shade will be tolerated, but full sun is preferred

 

Propagate by division

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Divide and replant every 3 or 4 years if required, Using a fork dig up plant, trying to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade, or by placing two garden forks back-to-back into the middle of the root ball, and pushing the fork handles apart.to lever the root ball apart. Replant the new clumps to the same depth as the original, and water well. Keep well watered until established.

 
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