Erysimum cheri 'Sunset Purple'

Erysimum cheri 'Sunset Purple'

Wallflower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Erysimum cheri 'Sunset Purple'
  • Common name: Wallflower
  • Plant type: Biennial

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Scented flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Low maintenance
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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