Wallflower (Erysimum)

Wallflower Plant Features

Add some sunshine to your spring border with wallflower. This pretty perennial pops into bloom alongside crocus and daffodils producing a welcome burst of color to sunny borders. Wallflowers are also fragrant which makes them especially appealing after a dreary winter. Wallflowers grow 12 to 24 inches tall and require excellent drainage, preferring the loose soil along a pathway or wall (hence their common name). Wallflowers are a short-lived perennial so replant every year or two. Butterflies and hummingbirds love the early banquet of blooms, too.  Hardy from zones 7-9.

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Wallflower Growing Instructions

Wallflowers prefer a sunny spot in the garden that's protected from drying winds. The plants need quick drainage and will fail if allowed to sit in muddy soil. Wallflowers make great bedding or container plants paired with other early-blooming perennials or annuals. Add new plants every spring.

Wallflowers are not intended to be consumed by people or animals.
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Attracts hummingbirds

    Deer/rabbit resistant

Complement your Wallflower

Pair Wallflower and Pansy in a container for a spring explosion of color.

Dianthus, Perennial
Dianthus and Wallflowers both offer quantities of colorful, fragrant spring flowers.

English Daisy
English daisy and Wallflower are ideal companions because they have the same cultural requirements and bloom at the same time.

Our favorite varieties

Bowles' Mauve Wallflower

Bowles' Mauve Wallflower

Erysimum 'Bowles' Mauve'

Pale purple flower stalks and gray-green leaves make ‘Bowles Mauve’ wallflower a great choice for mild-winter regions. This fragrant beauty can grow 2 feet tall. Zones 7-9

Winter Orchid Wallflower

Winter Orchid Wallflower

Erysimum 'Winter Orchid'

Winter orchid wallflower shows off fragrant spikes of reddish flowers that fade to magenta-pink in late winter and early spring. It grows 18 inches tall and wide. Zones 8-9

Winter Sun Wallflower

Winter Sun Wallflower

Erysimum 'Winter Sun'

Winter Sun wallflower blooms early in the season, showing off fantastic spikes of fragrant, golden-yellow blooms that are like a beacon in the garden. It grows 18 inches tall and wide. Zones 8-9