Wallflowers are tender perennials that can also be grown as biennials in cold climates. This quintessential English flower features strap-like leaves and tender stems of brightly colored blossoms. Now a new variety from Wales adds more color to this popular early-summer bloomer.
'Jenny Brook' wallflower (Erysium 'Jenny Brook') produces multicolored flowers for months on 20-inch-tall, mounded plants. The purple flower buds erupt into a unique combination of mauve, apricot, and coral pink blossoms. 'Jenny Brook' is a perennial in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9. It makes an excellent container plant as well as a bedding plant in the front of a flower border. It grows best in full sun on well-drained, moderately fertile to poor soils.
For more information on this new wallflower, go to: Blooms of Bressingham.
Article published on May 20, 2008.