A Plant World introduction. The "Bird-Of-Paradise" sisyrinchium can carry up to one hundred large golden stars on each magnificent head composed of repeatedly branching, broad stems, giving an endless display of large, yellow saucer-shaped flowers.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months or even up to more than a year to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.