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Perennial Wallflower
Erysimum 'Pastel Patchwork'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erysimum (er-RIS-ih-mum) (Info)
Cultivar: Pastel Patchwork


Alpines and Rock Gardens



18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Pale Yellow



Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter





Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Flowers are good for cutting

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Napa, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Prosperity, South Carolina

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 20, 2005, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

flowers in varying shades of soft, earthy tones. Changing slightly with prevailing conditions the long lasting blooms give us a blend of soft lilac, lemon, beige and tangerine shades for a colourful display. Flowers from early spring and can continue well on into autumn. Ideal for general garden use as well as a container specimen.
A is not as large as some other varieties of Erysimum it is best kept towards the mid or front of your bed/border for best appreciation of the flowers and their perfume
grow well in ordinary soil providing it is free draining and in a sunny location. If growing in a container be sure to use a good quality potting mix. In garden beds it is recommended to mulch around the plant to reduce water loss during dry periods as well as keeping weeds at bay. ... read more