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Yellow Mexican Satin Flower

Sisyrinchium striatum

Also known as

Satin flower

Iridaceae - Sisyrinchium striatum by Hectonichus (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

7a-10b

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Yellow Mexican Satin Flower

Some yellow Sisyrinchium striatum flowers
A close up of some yellow flowering Sisyrinchium striatum plants in a garden
A close up of some yellow Sisyrinchium striatum flowers
A close up of some yellow Sisyrinchium striatum flowers
Some yellow Sisyrinchium striatum flowers

Yellow Mexican Satin Flower Overview

Sisyrinchium striatum is a unique plant with evergreen, iris-like, cream and grey-green striped foliage, produces pale cream flowers on upright stems in late spring. builds up in time into small, upright clumps. Once established this fully hardy plant is drought tolerant as it enjoys hot, dry conditions but also tolerates partial shade in well-drained, moist soil.

Common problems with Yellow Mexican Satin Flower

Generally, pest & disease free.

How to harvest Yellow Mexican Satin Flower

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Yellow Mexican Satin Flower

Division

Divide clumps in early spring

Seed

Other uses of Yellow Mexican Satin Flower

Suits being grown informally in gravel gardens or between paving slabs, and is best gathered in isolated clumps on its own, combined with large cobblestones or similar architectural features.