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Sisyrinchium macrocarpum

Synonym(s) Sisyrinchium macrocarpon
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-9)
Flowers yellow
Size 6-12"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

The internet is divided over the correct spelling of the species! Neither do online sources agree on the hardiness; some references suggest it's hardy to zone 5, but for a plant native to Brazil and Chile, I'm not holding my breath. Sources do agree that this one has yellow flowers with brown markings, with six petals arranged in a bowl shape.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (41%G, 9-19d)
    Baggy 35F (47%G, 5-8w)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (30%G, 7-17d) - 35F (6w) - 70F (15%G, 3-14d). Low survival rate.

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