A rarely offered dwarf form of our familiar wallflower, bearing narrow, dark green leaves with golden-yellow clusters of fragrant flowers with a long flowering period starting in early spring, till late summer. Ideal for rockeries and front-of-border positions, or even may be used in containers to add colour to early spring planting.
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 amongst 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): Siberian Wallflower; Perennial Wallflower
Syn: Erysimum alpinum