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Erysimum ‘Walberton’s Fragrant Sunshine’ (Wallflower)

Wallflower 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine'

Erysimum 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine', Wallflower 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine', Erysimum  'Fragrant Sunshine', yellow wallflower, yellow erysimum
Erysimum 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine', Wallflower 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine', Erysimum  'Fragrant Sunshine', yellow wallflower, yellow erysimum
Erysimum 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine', Wallflower 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine', Erysimum  'Fragrant Sunshine', yellow wallflower, yellow erysimum

Compact and sweetly scented, Erysimum ‘Fragrant Sunshine’ is a dwarf variety of Wallflower, which provides weeks of splendid blooms from mid-spring through midsummer (if deadheaded). Brilliant, rich golden-yellow four-petalled flowers, emerging from chocolate purple buds, are held in a dense raceme well above the attractive dark-green foliage that is evergreen in mild winter areas.

  • Easy to grow, this plant is very versatile and can be used as an edging specimen, mixed with other spring flowering bulbs and other perennials in beds and bordersplanted en masse or in containers, and looks glorious when cascading from rock walls.
  • Vigorous, this perennial plant reaches 12-16 in. in height (30-40 cm) and branches freely in a bushy and erect fashion. It spreads 12-24 in. wide (30-60 cm)
  • It prefers sunny locations (but tolerates part shade, although it might succumb to leaf blight and downy mildew more easily) and enjoys poor to moderately fertilealkalinewell-drained soilsDrought tolerant!
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, but is ignored by deer!
  • Seeds can be sown in spring, but Wallflower plants can be planted in the garden in late fall.
  • Despite being a perennial plant, it is often treated as a biennial plant or short-lived perennial. While it looks good and tidy in the first seasons, it tends to become leggy with age. Trimming lightly after flowering would prevent the plant from becoming leggy.
  • Toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 3 - 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Brassicaceae
Genus Erysimum
Common names Wallflower
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Erysimum capitatum (Coastal Wallflower)
Erysimum ‘Apricot Twist’ (Wallflower)
Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ (Wallflower)

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 3 - 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Brassicaceae
Genus Erysimum
Common names Wallflower
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Do I Need?
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