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Fibigia clypeata

Fibigia clypeata
Common name Roman shields
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle biennial/perennial
Flowers yellow
Size 3' tall
Light full sun
Cultural notes normal garden soil
From seed easy, at room temperature
Seed ripensearly October

This plant in the mustard family produces yellow flowers in spring of its second year. The real show comes later, with masses of flat silvery seed pods, good for cutting and dried arrangements. After a while, the pods come open to reveal golden-brown flat seeds; some drop quickly, others cling on for a long time. Listed as a perennial, it behaves like a biennial in our garden, but self-seeds to provide an ongoing supply.

Early June

Roman shields
Early August

Fibigia clypeata
Late November

Roman shields
Fibigia clypeata
Early May: starting to bloom
Roman shields
Lots of seed

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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