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Erysimum cheiri 'Sunset Purple'


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Plant type


Flower colour



Flowers, Scented flowers



Skill level


Erysimum cheiri 'Sunset Purple'

Plant details

Spring bedding wouldn't be complete without wallflowers, which make a bright and very fragrant scent in beds and borders early in the year. They're easy to grow and perform reliably on most soils.  They are short-lived perennials but are generally grown as biennials and discarded after flowering.

Eryssimum 'Sunset Purple' produces fragrant, rich purple blooms in spring, and may bear a second flush in late summer. For best results sow in May in a nursery bed and move to its final planting position in autumn. Plants will flower the following spring.

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Erysimum

Species: cheri

Cultivar: Sunset Purple

Plant type: Biennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: May to June

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