Erysimum x marshallii

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
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Plant Overview

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 and spread: 50cm x 30cm

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

Erysimum are fast growing and happy in any sunny spot, provided the soil isn't boggy. They tolerate very dry soil once they are established.

Common name(s): Perennial Wallflower, Siberian wallflower

Cheiranthus × allionii hort.
Erysimum allionii 

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 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.