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Winter Spice Wallflower Plants

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Erysimum × hybrida

Pot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
  • Orange
  • Winter Series: starts to flower early
  • Jan/Feb to end summer in ideal conditions
  • Short-lived perennial
  • Fragrance: Sweet
  • Foliage: Dark grey-green.
  • Height: 50-60cm.
  • Likes a sheltered site in the North.
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • To 50cm
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2 Litre
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£ 7.68


Erysimum × hybrida 'Winter Spice'

A delicious gingery orange wallflower. This short-lived perennial will start flowering early and keep up a display of sweetly scented orange flowers until midsummer.

Browse our other wallflowers, or all our annual bedding flowers.


  • Colour: Orange
  • Flowering: Jan/February to July/August.
  • Fragrance: Sweet
  • Foliage: Dark grey-green.
  • Height: 50-60cm.
  • Full sun. Well-drained, alkaline to neutral soil.
  • Likes a sheltered site in the North
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators

Growing 'Winter Spice' Wallflower

Erysimum is a brassica, a member of the cabbage family. It is drought-tolerant, and prefers poorer soils with sharp drainage, and alkaline to neutral pH. They are ideal for gravel, Mediterranean-style, and coastal gardens.

It is quite hardy, RHS rating H5, but its foliage will suffer in windy and wet cold winters without protection: a bit of fleece in midwinter goes a long way to keep the worst of it off, or it may be more convenient to grow your wallflowers in pots and move them into shelter. But a well-drained, sunny urban microclimate, shielded from the wind by buildings should be fine.

Deadhead once flowers have gone over to encourage further blooming. Trim back lightly after flowering so that it doesn't become too leggy in future years. Propagate cuttings to replace plants when they are a few years old

In Your Garden Design

An early flowerer that lasts long in the season, this richly coloured wallflower will take you through from partnerships with hellebores and euphorbias to tulips and cottage-garden perennials. With a tight habit, it is also good for containers and would look lovely on a patio.

Did You Know?

Also in the series bred by Kientzler Nurseries of Germany are 'Winter Power' (yellow), 'Winter Orchid' (orange & pink/purple) and 'Winter Flame' (orange).

Cultivation Instructions

Likes full sun in well-drained, alkaline or neutral poor soil. Space 60cm apart. Water until established, then drought-tolerant. May need protection in cold, damp winters. Suitable for containers.

Wallflowers are a classic partner for bulbs, here we plant them with tulips.

What to expect

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Bareroot plants have no soil around the roots. They are light, easy to carry and plant.

Perfect for Winter

The ground tends to be wet in winter, ideal for planting bareroot plants.

Value for money

You pay less for the same size bareroot plants, compared to potted.


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