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Variegated Wallflower 'Variegatum'

Erysimum linifolium

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erysimum (er-RIS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: linifolium (lin-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatum
Additional cultivar information:(aka Sissinghurst Variegated)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Calistoga, California

Castro Valley, California

Cool, California

North Highlands, California

Oakland, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Silver Spring, Maryland

Las Vegas, Nevada

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Knoxville, Tennessee

Arlington, Washington

Clinton, Washington

Moxee, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 16, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Perennial shrub grows densely to a height of 2'-3' in conditions where it receives 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Can tolerae some shade. Blooms almost continuously in buff, turning to mauve. Leaves are edged with white and are stunning in contrast to other perennials.


On Feb 1, 2003, Baa wrote:

Quite simply a cultivar of E. linifolium with white and grey green leaf variegation.

Loves a well drained, poorish, neutral to alkaline soil in sun or light shade.

Brightens up a dull day in winter.

Won't come true from seed.