Erysimum 'Harpur Crewe'

£4.90
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
Yellow

Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks.

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

We are so pleased to have been given this old plant by a very generous friend of the nursery. Dating from Elizabethan times, this perennial wallflower was lost and then rediscovered in the 1800's by the Reverend Harpur Crewe. It is now very rare and hard to find commercially. 

Neat green bushes with very fragrant semi-double yellow flowers.

Height and spread: 60 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.

 

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.