Sisyrinchium striatum Sm.
Sisyrinchium striatum is a perennial.
Sisyrinchium striatum was described by James Edward Smith. The name is considered as validly published.
Sisyrinchium striatum is a species in the genus Sisyrinchium which contains approximately 202 to 221 species and belongs to the family of the Iridaceae (Iris Family). The type species of the genus is Sisyrinchium bermudiana.
The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 70 to 90 centimetres.
Sisyrinchium striatum is deciduous. The glaucous, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins. The leaves are around 40 to 50 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Sisyrinchium striatum produces umbels of ligth-yellow six-stellate flowers from June to July.
The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.
Sisyrinchium striatum is native to Argentina and Chile.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
- woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: drought
The recommended planting distance is 25 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 10. Suited for rockeries.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Winter protection is advisable.
Propagate by sowing or by division.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.