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Erysimum 'Bredon'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

old H3 (may need winter protection)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

wallflower 'Bredon'

Family

Brassicaceae


Erysimum can be annuals, biennials or woody-based perennials with narrow leaves and dense racemes of often fragrant, 4-petalled flowers

'Bredon' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial to 45cm, with narrow, dark green leaves and short, dense, erect racemes of slightly fragrant, bright yellow flowers 2cm in width

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral or, ideally, alkaline soil; full sun is essential

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden, Mediterranean Climate Plants or Garden Edging


How to care

Pruning

Trim lightly after flowering to prevent plants becoming leggy

Pests

Prone to slugs, snails and flea beetles

Diseases

May be affected by a downy mildew, club root and bacterial leaf blight