Erysimum mutabile

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Well-Drained
Colour:
Yellow
Colour:
Pink
Colour:
Mauve

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

Forms a good-sized plant with tall stems of multiple coloured flowers. Dark purple buds open creamy yellow, turning pink and then ageing to mauve, resulting in all colours on the stem at once. Lovely.

Loved by bees. Flowers for weeks on end from early spring to early summer, sometimes and sometimes over winter too.

Height: 45cm

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.