Wallflowers - Knowledgebase Question

Name: julie moen
La Mesa, Ca
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Question by jewelz0013
November 18, 2009
I recently bought some Wallflowers and I always have a problem with getting them to grow. I bought some yellow Wallflowers last year @ Home Depot and they died. I thought they were supposed to be a perenneal, do you have any good advice or tips on care for these plants? Please share. Julie

Answer from NGA
November 18, 2009
Cheiranthus, or wallflower, is actually a biennial although it is often referred to as a perennial. I think this is because it reseeds in the garden and seems to come up every year. As a biennial, it has a two-year life cycle. It grows only leaves first season and in the second season, it blooms, develops seeds and dies with first frost. Wallflower grows best in neutral soil in full sun to part shade. If you allow the last of the flowers to remain on the plant in late summer, they will develop seeds and you'll have new plants the following spring. Hope this clarifies things for you!

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