Erysimum 'Apricot Twist'
Common Name: Perennial Wallflower
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.
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.70 m (70 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.70 m (70 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen||Flower Colour: Orange, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering 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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