Wallflower (Erysimum cheiri)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Erysimum cheiri Accepted
Cheiranthus cheiri Synonym
Erysimum pseudocheiri Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18 inches
Plant Spread: 20 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 65-68 degrees F
Days to germinate: 1-2 weeks
Depth to plant seed: 1/8 inches
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: May be direct sown outside in fall or spring
Pollinators: Flies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


April Plants for Honey BeesApril Plants for Honey Bees
April 3, 2012

April is here and beekeepers will be kept busy trying to keep up with their bees' need for extra room to store the bounty collected from the blossoms they visited. April also marks the start of swarm season, so beekeepers will be keeping an eye out for swarms to catch; or they'll be trying to keep them from swarming by making splits.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 12, 2012 2:14 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Jul 5, 2012 2:34 PM

Returns reliably and slowly increases. Very bright, attractive blooms are eye-catching, even from a distance, and attract bees and butterflies. Benefits from pinching back to promote a bushy shape, or tends to get leggy.

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