The Best Wallflower Seedlings
Wallflowers have been popular with gardeners for longer than books record. They were loved by the Elizabethans, and any wallflower with Bedder in its name is almost certainly Victorian in origin.
Reasons for this popularity include the fact that wallflowers are easy to grow, they fill a "flowering gap" at an awkward time, and they go wonderfully well with spring flowering bulbs (especially tulips). Added to all this they are scented, make great cutting flowers, grow as well in containers as they do in borders, and bees love them.
With the exception of Bowles Mauve, all our wallflowers are biennials, which means that you throw the plant away when it is finished flowering. Deadhead all wallflowers regularly to get the best out of them.
Older texts may categorise wallflowers, which are mostly Erysimum cheiri varieties, as either Erysimum suffruticosum or Cheiranthus cheiri, and some of their regional common names include bleeding hearts and gillflowers.
Please note that annual plants are not covered by our year guarantee, because they are not supposed to last that long!