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How to Grow and Care for Wallflower Plants

Erysimum linifolium

This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringButterfly FlowerNo DeerRed flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plantBrown flowering plantA photograph is available

The Wallflower is an old-fashioned garden flower which, although a perennial is usually grown as an annual or biennial because it tends to 'bloom itself to death'.
This 12"-24" plant produces a profusion of fragrant, brightly colored flowers all spring making it an excellent choice for your butterfly garden, flower bed, or garden border.

Growing Requirements for Wallflowers

Wallflower Plants are hardy in USDA zones 6-10.
Wallflowers grow well in full sun or light shade and should be planted in a well drained soil.
They grow best in cool, moist climates but once the plant has become established in the garden, it is very durable and can withstand a certain amount of drought.
In cold climates, be sure to provide ample mulch in the winter.
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Wallflowers do not perform well in higher temperatures.
Wallflowers benefit from transplanting while they are young. This helps the plant to develop a thick, robust root system, which enables them to survive the elements better. Pinching the plant back often will produce a fuller, bushier plant.

Growing Wallflower Plants from Seed

Wallflower seeds can be sown directly into the garden in mid summer or very early spring.
Plant the seeds 1/8" to 1/4" deep, and about 8-10 inches apart.
Wallflowers are easily started indoors from seeds
Keep the temperature within the growing medium at 55°-65°
Germination will take place within 7-10 days.
Plant twelve inches apart in the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
Wallflowers can also be propagated from softwood cuttings taken after the plant has finished blooming.
Erysimum linifolium
A Wallflower Plant Blooming in the Garden, Erysimum linifolium A Wallflower Plant with Variegated Foliage A Bright Orange Flowered Wallflower Plant

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