Erysimum cheiri ‘Blood Red Covent Garden’ seeds – (Wallflower)

$3.94

Description

This wallflower has deep red velvety flowers which are very scented. It is a variety which has stood the test of time well, blooming in english cottage gardens for many years. It makes an excellent cut flower and will make a great show for you through the spring and summer, with its lusciously scented flowers.

These plants grow a good size ( approx 40 cm) and will benefit from being supported in some form . A tip is to spread a small piece of wide plastic netting supported on poles ,over them while small and allow them to grow through this.

 

Sowing advice

Sow the seeds in spring and autumn on good quality seed raising mix in pots or trays, or they can also be sown direct where they are to grow. Cover the seeds lightly with mix, and keep moist but not wet. Ideal temperature is 20 deg C. Seeds should germinate in about 7-10 days . Transplant to 8cm pots when large enough to handle, and plant out after all danger of frost has gone.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Biennial, Perennial

Common Name

Wallflower

Family

Brasicaceae, Cruciferae

Maximum Height

approx 40 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30