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.