Variegated Wallflower

Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum'

Welcome spring with masses of vibrant bicolored mauve and brown flowers above a low-growing, upright mound of brightly variegated, narrow foliage. This easy-care, tough, drought resistant wallflower is an excellent choice for adding reliable color to rock gardens and containers from spring into fall. Semi-evergreen.
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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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 to 20 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through fall; nearly year-round in mild climates.
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Lavender (Lavandula); 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 some drought. Prune lightly in midsummer to encourage prolific fall blooms. Prune back by 1/2 in fall after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11

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