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PlantFiles: Alpine Wallflower
Erysimum linifolium

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erysimum (er-RIS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: linifolium (lin-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)

Synonym:Cheiranthus linifolium

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

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

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive shelbsyd On Mar 23, 2009, shelbsyd from Oakley, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I planted my Wallflower last spring and this year it is a 2' x 2' mound. It is one of my first blooming plants of the season. It has grayish green foliage with purple flowers that smell so nice. One note is not to give it to much water. When I purchased the plant I gave it to much water and the leaves started to crinkle. It wasn't happy. I now just let the rain from mother nature take care of it's watering needs. This plant is perfect in a drought tolarant garden.

Neutral Zanymuse On Mar 30, 2001, Zanymuse from Scotia, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Short lived (5 to 10 years) this plant will grow into a mound up to 5 ft. tall and 6 to 8 ft. wide in just a few years.
Blooms freely
Brittle wood snaps and breaks easily.
Propagates from cuttings easily. Air layering lower limbs can keep the bush going for longer life as it grows quickly to fill in any dead areas

Regional...

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

Grass Valley, California
Oakland, California
Oakley, California
Redwood City, California



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