Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • wallflower
  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Erysimum cheiri 'Fire King'

wallflower

Perfect for pollinators
approx 500 seeds £2.49
approx 500 seeds £2.49
Quantity
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    These bright orange-red wallflowers will provide a stunning display display in early spring, particularly when under-planted with deep deep red, orange or yellow coloured tulips. Often grown as a a biennial, you can plant them in large drifts throughout the border, or fill your patio pots with them.

  • Garden care:Start them off in a cold frame or greenhouse using good quality compost. Sow the seeds 5mm deep and keep moist (but not waterlogged) until they germinate. Thin out as soon as they are large enough to handle, potting them into individual pots. Harden off slowly before planting outside in summer. Late sowings can be done direct. Wallflowers like good drainage, so take care not to over-water. Regular dead-heading will prolong the display even further.

  • Sow: March-July

  • Flowering: March to May

  • Approximate quantity: 500 seeds.
Share

Goes well with...

  • Euphorbia epithymoides
    Euphorbia epithymoides
    £11.99 Buy
  • Tulipa West Point
    Tulipa 'West Point'
    £5.99 Buy