All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Erysimum × marshallii

£4.75

Plant Information

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

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.

 

Information

  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.