Wallflower – (Cheiranthus cheiri)
Height: 30 cm
A southern European plant of the cabbage family, this is an all time old English favourite for cottage gardens as it has highly fragrant yellow, orange-red, dark red, or brown flowers, cultivated for its early spring blooming
Also known as wallflowers, 'erysimum' flowers from early spring and can linger long after Midsummer's Day. Some forms are sweetly scented, too, their fragrance hovering somewhere between parma violet and mellow honey.
Medicinal uses: Wallflower is a plant; the parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. People use wallflower for heart problems, constipation, liver disease, and others conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Wallflowers provide pollen and nectar for a range of bees species, especially bumble bees and numerous solitary species.
- Full sun
- Prefers poor to fertile well draining soil
- Start seeds indoors; 5mm (¼”) deep. Once seedlings are large enough to handle, plant outdoors when frost danger has passed or direct seed in early summer; plant in large clumps amongst spring bulbs; spacing:around 25-30cm (10-12″) apart. Can also be used in stone wall crevices. Highly decorative accent.
- Pinch growing tips in spring to encourage bushiness
- Spring to summer blooms
- Attracts bees
- Perfect for border edges
- Fragrant golden yellow flowers are delightful in potpourris and excellent as cut flowers
- Seed Count: 1/2 gr