The genus Erysimum, commonly known as wallflower, is a group of flowering plants belonging to the Brassicaceae family. These herbaceous perennials are known for their colorful and fragrant blooms, making them popular choices in gardens and landscapes.
More Information About Erysimum
Erysinum typically have slender, upright stems that can reach heights ranging from 12" (30 cm) to over 3' (1 m), depending on the species and cultivar. The leaves are narrow and lance-shaped, arranged alternately along the stem. The foliage is usually green or gray-green, providing an attractive backdrop to the vibrant flowers.
The flowers of the wallflower come in a variety of colors, including shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, and white. They are small to medium-sized and are borne in dense clusters at the top of the stems, creating eye-catching displays. The blooms often have a sweet, spicy fragrance, which adds to their appeal.
Wallflowers are known for their ability to bloom for extended periods, often flowering from spring to early summer. However, some species and cultivars may also produce flowers in autumn or winter, depending on the climate and growing conditions.
Wallflower Growing Conditions
These plants are typically grown in well-drained soil in full sun. They are relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate a wide range of soil types. Wallflowers are often used in borders, rock gardens, containers, and as edging plants. Their vibrant flowers and delightful scent make them attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies.