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Erysimum Winter Passion

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Perennial Wallflower

Beautiful flowers produced every year

This compact early flowering perennial Wallflower will just keep on blooming and is great value in the garden. Bushy and evergreen with mounds of grey-green leaves. It gives a lovely display of richly coloured, scented flowers from early spring through to summer. Loved by bees and butterflies. 

Where?

A great plant for a rock garden, container, or the front of a border in sun or light shade. 

How?

Best in a well-drained soil. Place some coarse grit or sand in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 30 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September