Erysimum cheiri ‘Ruby Gem’ seeds- (Wallflower)

$4.10

Description

This is an old tried and true variety which has produced its velvety ruby red deliciously scented blooms in spring for countless english gardeners over many years. It is a no fuss plant which performs welll especially in cooler areas. It is best treated as a biennial, though technically a perennial. It makes a lovely cut flower.

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, Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Wallflower

Family

Brassicaceae, Cruciferae

Maximum Height

approx 40 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30