English Wallflower, Common Wallflower
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

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.