Erysimum scoparium

£4.50

Preferred Conditions

Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry

Key:

Key

An excellent perennial wallflower. Forms a woody bush carrying long stems of multicoloured flowers. Dark purple buds open creamy-yellow flowers feathered with mauve, each flower becoming entirely mauve with age. Flowers for months, spring into summer.

This variety comes from the Canary Islands. It is fully hardy. At home with summer drought and poor, very sunny, well drained, alkaline soil, it will none the less grow quite happily in all but the wettest, shadiest sites.

Loved by bees. 

Height: 60cm

Common name(s): Perennial Wallflower, Teide Wallflower

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.

 

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.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.