Erysimum x marshallii

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Colour:
Orange

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

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Plant Details

This dazzling orange-flowered plant produces sprays of spicy-scented, vivid orange flowers in early spring. It will open its cheerful deep orange blooms from spring right through to early summer. Easy to grow and will combine well with other plants, often gently self-seeding where they can find a happy corner. A magnet for both bees and butterflies.

Makes a useful cut flower.

Height: 50cm

Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).

Common name(s): Perennial Wallflower, Siberian wallflower

Synonyms:
Cheiranthus × allionii hort.
Erysimum allionii (misapplied)

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.

 

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, 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.