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Fire King Wallflower Seedlings

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Misc Wildlife Value
Area Coastal Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Apricot/Orange Shades
Type Seedling
Also Good Fragrant, Repeat Flowering
Flowering Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Erysimum cheiri Fire King

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SIZES 1-2 3+
P9 Pot: appr. 20 Seedlings Out of Stock - back soon £6.49Out of Stock - back soon£5.29
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Out of Stock - Sold out for the season


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Fire King Wallflowers

Erysimum cheiri Fire King (same as Cheiranthus cheiri) is an excellent hardy spring bedding plant that looks at its best when planted in groups of at least 5 plants when it will provide a good-sized patch of flaming old gold/orange in just as spring flowering bulbs are going over. Like all wallflowers, Fire King is beautifully scented which makes it extra attractive as a cut flower. Keep cutting or dead-heading and it will please the eye (and nose) from March until well into June. Wallflowers are adored by pollinating insects so they are perfect for encouraging them into your garden before your lavender flowers. The colouring is hard to describe - orange does not do it justice, but if it is not for you, then take a look at the rest of our range of ready to plant wallflower seedlings.

Please Note: Our P9 (9cm square) pots each contain approximately 20 seedlings. These are ready to be planted out on delivery. When removed from the pot the root ball should be gently teased into between four and eight clumps of not less than two seedlings each which you can then plant directly into a border or outdoor container. Have a look at our video on planting wallflowers.

Our Fire King wallflowers are sown in late summer. We sell them for delivery in autumn (at the same time as any tulips you might order) so they can overwinter in their final positions and flower from March onwards. Although they are technically short-lived perennials we really recommend that they are best treated as biennials and removed to the compost heap as soon as they have finished flowering.

Wallflowers are the ideal companions for tulips and as well as looking good together, you can planted them at the same time so (unsurprisingly) they can be bought together on this site ... so why not try Fire King wallflowers with any purple tulip such as Negrita, a yellow like Caractere, a plummy red along the lines of Burgundy Lace or be bold and go for the spectacular with Orange Brilliant.

Summary of Fire King Wallflowers

  • Type: Hardy Biennial
  • Colour: Flame coloured - russety orange/red
  • Scented: Strong
  • Height: 35-45 cms
  • Delivery/Planting: October - November
  • Flowering: March - June
  • Plant Spacing: 30 cms

Wallflower Trivia

Did you know that the use of the word "wallflower" to describe someone who looks left out at a party or dance comes directly from the wild wallflower's preference to growing right next to old walls?

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to


    including VAT per order


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    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


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  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)


    including VAT per order


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    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


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    Over £240 inc VAT

Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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