We're very pleased to be able to offer this old perennial wallflower which is now quite hard to find. It's one parent of many of the newer varieties that have sprung up in recent times. Handsome dark green foliage and bright single yellow flowers make this a very attractive plant.
Height and spread: 30 x 30cm
Myth and Legend
In the 12th century, Troubadours would wear a sprig of wallflower to signify that their love survive time and misfortune. It is said that this is as a result of seeing the plant growing on the ruins of fallen towers, the rather romantic image of beauty and fragrance amonst desolation.
In Palestine, the wallflower is known as the 'blood drops of Christ'. It was introduced to Britain some 300 years ago, although some sources claim that it was originally introduced by the Romans.
Dreaming of wallflowers is said to be a sign to those in love that their sweetheart will be true to them.
Common name(s): Perennial Wallflower, Blister Cress, Hedge Mustard.
Photograph courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.