wallflower 'Purple Shades'

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Buy wallflower 'Purple Shades' wallflower - Erysimum: Rich colour for the spring border

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    These are sold as bare-root plants, which have recently been dug up from the ground. Therefore, they will look a bit wilted and sad when they arrive, however field grown plants are usually stronger. They should be planted out as soon as possible, and they will generally pick up when they have settled in.

    Impressive plants for the spring garden, wallflowers produce an abundance of flowers - this one in a most spectacular shade of purple-red. For a wow-factor colour scheme, team it with rich purples and near-black tulips, or if you like acid brights, lime greens and oranges. You will want to plant more than you need, as they make excellent cut flowers and they have a wonderful clove-like perfume.

  • Garden care: Provide cloche protection where frosts are very severe or prolonged.

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Notes on wallflower 'Purple Shades'

"Don’t’ forget to plant biennials wall flowers, these make wonderful container plants. They can be planted alone, or mingle among tulips. Biennial wallflowers have a heavenly scent denied to the perennial ones. A spring day is lifted by their iconic scent."

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A spring stalwart

5

wonderful Spring Flower which is marvellous with tulips in tubs or in the border.I have taken cuttings this year for next Spring

LF

Wales

I would definitely buy this product again

5

I used this in pots with bulbs

Nettytreb

Wiltshire

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Nice healthy plants

5

Neighbours commented on how wonderful my little garden looked

Di the gardener

Osgathorpe

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Good plants

5

Healthy plants that come back the following year

George

Nottingham

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Good quality plants

3

The plants were healthy and established well. Unfortunately, they were mostly orange, which was not what was expected. Crocus gave me a credit, which is why I am happy to recommend

Pudding

Oxfordshire

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excellent value

4

Potted up with Queen of the Night Tulips, a fantastic combination. Still flowering when I had to remove them to plant up pots for summer.

punkdoc

sheffield

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I wouldnt buy this again.

1

I have normally bought wall flowers for this particular bed locally and wanted a colour to contrast with yellow narcissi. It was a disappointing show. It's not the best position as beds go being quite heavy and not getting a great deal of light, but normally wallflowers cope.

Giddy J

Bath

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I would NOT buy this product ever again. Waste of time/££

1

Great idea - bad choice. A waste of money for the second time trying to grow them. Rotted off at ground level.

Jan the Digger

Knaresborough, N. Yorkshire

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Good healthy plants

5

Often with bare root wall flowers you can get quite weak thin plants with almost no fine root system, so it is touch and go as to whether I'll get anything next season. These were in good health with a decent root system so I'm confident that in normal conditions these will produce good plants in the spring.

Snazzy

Cambridge

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Great sized and healthy plants

5

Huge plants, lovely and bushy and in great condition.

Bee

Scotland

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