Erysimum cheiri Vulcan (sometimes Cheiranthus Vulcan) is one of those rare plants that, when planted in groups, provide that splash of sheer drama that is so rarely found in gardens. Especially at a time when spring bulbs begin to fade. Carrying a beautiful scent, wallflowers are loved by flower arrangers and pollinating insects alike making them a must for any gardener. If the colour, the deepest, richest, most velvety dark crimson does not fit your garden's colour palette, then have a look at the rest of our range of ready to plant wallflower seedlings.
Wallflowers complement tulips wonderfully well and, joyously, they can be planted at the same time. The deep crimson of Vulcan goes with pretty much any of the later flowering tulips, so why not go wild and pick one from our range to set your garden alight next spring.?
Like all varieties of Erysimum cheiri, Vulcan is actually a short-lived perennial. However, we strongly recommend strongly that you grow it as a biennial (planted this year to flower next).
Did you know that the "old" name for wallflowers - Chieranthus - is probably derived from the ancient Greek for Hand (chiero) and flower (anthus). Almost certainly because it was frequently carried as a nosegay to counter the unpleasant smells of poor sanitation in days of yore...