Sisymbrium luteum
Common Name: sisymbrium 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Brassicaceae
Native Range: Japan, Korea, Manchuria
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Fragrant


Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Sisymbrium luteum is an erect, branching, herbaceous perennial of the mustard family growing 2-4' tall. Yellow flowers in racemes in late spring. Some sporadic rebloom may occur throughout the summer. Flowers are fragrant. Formerly known as and synonymous with Hesperis lutea.

Genus name comes from the old Greek name sisymbrion used for various plants.

Specific epithet means yellow.


No serious insect or disease problems.


Perennial borders. Cottage gardens. May be difficult to find in commerce.