Wallflower is a member of the Erysimum family. Its botanical name is Erysimum cheiri.
Wallflower is a scented perennial shrub, often grown as spring bedding. It has lanceolate leaves and yellow, orange, dark red, pink or brown flowers, clearly showing the characteristics of the brassica family. The fragrant flowers held on a leafless stalk above the bush.
Blooms normally grow to 1.5 cm (0.58 inches imperial) in diameter and produce a clove scent, whilst showing as a colour very similar to Golden and Pumpkin and Red. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. Leaves usually appear in Sap green and Napier green
Wallflower grows as an annual/perennial and is a flower. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years.
Wallflower is known for its forb-like habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.
Try planting Wallflower if you'd like to attract butterflies and bees to your garden.
Greece is believed to be where Wallflower originates from.
Wallflower is known to be toxic to humans and/or animals, so be careful where you position and how you handle this plant.
Wallflower is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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In frost-free areas, wallflowers can be grown as perennials, but in colder climates are generally treated as annuals or biennials.
If saving until next season remove the old flower heads to prevent the plant making seeds
Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 5 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Wallflower needs a sandy, loamy and clay soil with a ph of 6.6 to 8.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil). Wallflower is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.
See our list of companion Plants for Wallflower to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Treat as a biennial, sow seeds in late summer to early winter for spring flowering, or later winter to early spring for autumn flowering.Wallflower is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 10°C / 50°F.
Useful as a fragrant cut flower.
These estimates for how long Wallflower takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
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Formerly used in medicine to treat spasm and as a perfume
Aegean Wallflower, English Wallflower, Giroflée, Revenelle, Goldlack, Alhelí, Violacciocca
Misspellings: Wall Flower