Sunstrong™ Bicolor Purple Wallflower

Erysimum linifolium

With even more personality than the classic wallflower, this prolific bloomer produces clusters of dainty lavender and peach bicolor flowers from spring through summer, right up to frost. Robust, heat-tolerant, and compact - perfect for containers, borders, and cottage gardens. An herbaceous perennial in milder winter regions; treat as an annual elsewhere.
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6-10: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationer-RIS-ih-mum line-ih-FO-lee-um
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 15 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitVase-Shaped
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Raised Bed, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLavender (Lavandula); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Candytuft (Iberis); Euonymus (Euonymus); Hosta (Hosta)

Prefers poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil; protect from harsh sun in hotter summer regions and extreme winter elements. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, tolerates drought. Prune lightly in midsummer to encourage continued bloom. Prune back by 1/2 in fall after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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Grow As Annual in All Zones