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Erysimum cheiri 'Orange Bedder'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erysimum (er-RIS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: cheiri (kye-EE-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Bedder

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive binturong54 On Oct 15, 2012, binturong54 from Charlotte, VT wrote:

This plant starts blossoming in May ( zone 5a ) and continues without any fuss until a heavy frost. I've never had a problem as far as disease or bugs; it's one of my favorite perennials.

Positive Caedi25 On Apr 23, 2011, Caedi25 from Kirkland, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Some time ago, put a few of these into my "fire garden" along with red Lucifer crocosmia and yellow Stella d' Oro daylilies arranged around a low basalt rockery and a downhill spill of dry-creek-bed river rock. Sunny exposure, of course, They have flourished, not only in their original, and, admitedly over-prepared bed, but also in sand, bark and rocky organically-challenged dirt. Bullet proof, prolific, clear sassy/cheerful color and ooooooooh that wonderful scent! It's one of the few plants I allow to go anywhere it wants to go in our yard.


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

Castro Valley, California
Paradise, California
Redwood City, California
Santa Barbara, California
Mantua, New Jersey
Perrysburg, Ohio
Abilene, Texas
Charlotte, Vermont
Kirkland, Washington

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