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Sisymbrium luteum

Sisymbrium luteum
Sisymbrium luteum
Second-year plant, still modest in size and bloom
Sisymbrium luteum
Third year: much taller and more prolific

Family brassicaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers yellow (late spring)
Size 2-4'
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate July

Described somewhere as the yellow cousin of dame's rocket. In its first year, I didn't see a strong resemblance, since it grew to only about 3 feet tall, had more leaves along its stalk, and didn't bloom as profusely. In its third year, I can start seeing how the comparison might be made - but only superficially. Not a sophisticated plant, but a nice wildflower type addition to the garden.

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

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy. 70F (84%G, 4-7d)

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