(Gold Shot Wallflower, Wallflower)
Gold Shot wallflower is a short lived, mound forming evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual. In early spring, and then again in fall, 'Gold Shot' produces clusters of fragrant yellow flowers that appear on upright stems above masses of dense green foliage.
This wallflower needs full to part sun and average to well-drained soil that is all but overly acidic. This cultivar is a heavy feeder so provide regular fertilization to encourage bloom. This short-lived plant makes a nice addition...
(Goldrush Wallflower, Wallflower)
The fragrant, bright yellow blooms of this compact wallflower make a colorful splash in the spring garden. Often used as an annual or biennial, this short-lived perennial produces erect spikes of cross-shaped blooms within 4 months of sowing. The calf-high flower stalks arise from dense clumps of deep gray-green lance-shaped leaves.
Like most wallflowers, ‘Goldrush’ grows best where summers are mild. It prefers full sun and well drained, moderately fertile, neutral to alkaline soil. Cut back...
(Pastel Patchwork Wallflower, Wallflower)
The variegated lilac, lemon, and terracotta blooms of 'Pastel Patchwork' stand in soft contrast to the brash hues of most other wallflowers. Sometimes used as an annual or biennial, this evergreen perennial produces erect spikes of fragrant cross-shaped blooms in spring. Flowering begins in late winter in mild climates, and may recur in summer and fall if conditions are cool. The calf- to knee-high flower stalks arise from dense clumps of deep gray-green lance-shaped leaves.
Like most wallflowers,...
(Fragrant Sunshine™ Wallflower, Wallflower)
The sweetly scented brightly colored wallflower is a favorite where summers are cool and mild. They are particularly popular in the chalky soils of England where this variety originated. Fragrant Sunshine™ was bred by David Tristram in West Sussex, England and was derived from the open-pollinated seed parent Erysimum ‘Bredon’.
This compact mound-forming perennial produces blue-green lance-shaped foliage with a silvery sheen and a purple blush. Fragrant Sunshine™ blooms from mid-spring...
(Citrona Series Erysimum, Wallflower)
Wallflowers in the Citrona series produce many large fragrant clusters of flowers that may be yellow, gold or orange. These appear above compact vigorous plants. Wallflowers have been long cherished in English cottage gardens for their sweetly scented brightly colored blooms. These tough short-lived perennials grow best where summers are cool and mild.
The low mounding plants produce clusters of green to deep green lance-shaped leaves.
The Citrona hybrids bloom in spring and again in fall...
Gerald L. Klingaman
The bright, sweetly fragrant blooms of this southern European native are a familiar spring sight (and smell) in English gardens. This herbaceous perennial is usually grown as an annual or biennial, performing its best when temperatures aren't too warm.
Low shrubby clumps of narrow, lance-shaped, bright green leaves give rise in spring to short erect stems topped with dense clusters of four-petaled blooms. Flower color may be orange, red, maroon, yellow, or ivory. Deadheaded plants often rebloom...
From the dry, stony grasslands of northern Portugal and Spain, this evergreen wallflower is semi-woody and forms shrubby spreading clumps of foliage over time. Elongated clusters of pinkish purple flowers are produced from spring to fall and are especially prolific where summers are mild and dry. Where not hardy, it is a popular bedding annual because it’s fast growing, floriferous and tough.
Narrow, lance-shaped leaves of green to gray-green cover this low, bushy perennial all year around....
This is an exceptional variegated perennial. The beautiful leaves of variegated alpine wallflower have broad, creamy white margins that glow in sunlight. From spring to fall, upright clusters of purplish pink flowers are produced. Though not as robust as the parent species, it is still reasonably vigorous and easy to grow.
From the dry, stony grasslands of northern Portugal and Spain, Erysimum linifolium is semi-woody and forms shrubby spreading clumps of foliage over time. Elongated...
(Canary Island's Wallflower)
Little known but deserving notice for its beauty and drought resistance, this low evergreen shrub from the mountains of the Canary Islands makes a fine plant for dryland gardens. Bushy clumps of narrow lance shaped blue green leaves give rise to numerous spires of beautiful rose-pink flowers in late winter and early spring. The flowers have a mild sweet fragrance.
This sun-loving plant grows best in well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. It is surprisingly cold hardy if given protection...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Elegant woodland perennials from the middle latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, erythroniums are grown for their exquisite flowers and for their often strikingly marked leaves. Appearing in spring, the yellow, pink, white, or violet flowers nod from wiry, erect, leafless stems that may be green, purple or brown. Usually one bloom is borne per stem. Resembling small lilies, the flowers have six backswept segments that give them the appearance of taking flight. A starburst of yellow or purple anthers...