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Erysimum spp.

Also known as

Blister cress

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Wallflower Overview

Also known commonly as Wallflower, the genus Erysimum contains over 260 annual, biennial and semi-evergreen or evergreen perennials and subshrubs. All are typically grown for their attractive flowers and perennials in this genus are generally short-lived and treated as biennial plants in cultivation. Flowers tend to be scented, with 4 petals, produced profusely and come in a wide range of warm colours including pink, red, orange, yellow, purple and multiple bicoloured varieties. Species from this genus have been used to produce numerous cultivars.

Common problems with Wallflower

How to propagate Wallflower


You can propagate the seeds in the spring or autumn.


Softwood cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Wallflower

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Wallflower

Grown for their flowers. Suitable for borders, banks and rock gardens.

Flowers - Sow Under Cover in June

Thinking ahead to next year - sow these seeds for early spring and summer colour.

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Garden Biennials

A biennial plant takes two years to complete it's flowering cycle but worth the wait.

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