Perennial Wallflower

Erysimum 'Apricot Twist'

Perennial Wallflower - Erysimum  'Apricot Twist'

Common Name: Perennial Wallflower
Genus: Erysimum
Cultivar: 'Apricot Twist'

The Greek translation of the word Erysimum refers to how the sap of some plants in the Genus can cause blisters, when it comes into contact with the skin.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.70 m (70 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March to June

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

One of the most striking Wallflowers this produces spires of flowers that range from a yolky yellow through apricot to burnt orange among small evergreen foliage. It is a short-lived perennial but makes a brilliant display from spring through to early summer and the flowers are sweetly scented. Try it with other 'hot' colours in a cottage garden scheme or a rock garden.

Garden Care: Requires little attention. Provide cloche protection where frosts are very severe or prolonged.


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