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PlantFiles: Wallflower 'Poem Lilac'
Erysimum 'Poem Lilac'

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

Alpines and Rock Gardens

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
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)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Fires_in_motion On Jun 27, 2012, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

An interspecific hybrid, but I don't know the exact two parent species that were used in the cross. With its pale purplish-silver foliage, it looks very much like a succulent, e.g. a spindly Echeveria.
The tag on mine says "Full sun Ht.: 10-32" Sp.: 12-16" Wonderfully fragrant blooms. Performs well in cooler growing regions. Uses: A reliable choice for borders, containers, and rock gardens. Care: Best in slightly alkaline, fertile but well-drained soil."

Update, June 2014: Mine died right after our record rainfall at the end of May (~14" in 48 hrs.). It had undergone a big growth spurt in the previous several months, and had no problems with our Icepocalypse winter of 2014. And it bloomed like crazy. So I will not hesitate to recommend it, preferably if you don't live in a super-rainy area like southern Louisiana.

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