Erysimum’s (or Wallflowers as they are commonly known as) are part of the Brassicaceae family and are originally native to southern europe. Most garden cultivars are derived from Erysimum x cheiri, which is native to South East Europe. They have long been associated with cottage gardens. Producing early, fragrant blooms, it is often used in spring bedding schemes. They are technically short-lived perennials, and will eventually develop a woody framework, however due to their susceptability to fungal and bacterial disease they are best grown as biennials and discarded after flowering. Despite this, some cultivars have proven to do well as perennials. Those that have a good perennial reputation tend to be evergreen throughout the year. Wallflowers are not difficult plants to grow in most soils, and as they are part of the Brassicaceae family they do very well in alkaline soils, but not so good in damp acidic soil. There are a range of colours available ranging from pinks, mauves, oranges, yellows and reds. Many are fragrant. Erysimum cheiri (or Erysimum x cheiri) is a species Wallflower that is native to South Eastern Europe. Most cultivars originate from this plant, however the species has simple pointed green narrow leaves, and produces fragrant yellow flowers.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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