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Erysimum ‘Winter Orchid’ (PBR)
(Wall Flower)


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April - September
50cm x 50cm
Fully Hardy

This vibrant perennial wallflower grows in neat, compact clumps and grows in a huge variety of garden spaces. ‘Winter Orchid’ is evergreen so is an ideal filler plant and blooms sweetly fragrant flowers from Spring lasting through until Autumn. Ideal for walls, containers, borders or any sunny spot that needs an early burst of colour. We treasure its early cheer and so do the pollinators!

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Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' is a powerful garden performer that returns and adds an early and vibrant flush of colour to any garden setting, we love the versatility of its purple and orange coloured blooms. With its compact bushy and mound forming growth; it thrives as a patio or container specimen, bringing colour to confined spaces and when planted in flower borders and beds it contributes to a well-structured garden design. This versatile perennial wall flower is perfect for city gardens, courtyard gardens, informal gardens and ideal for cottage gardens. The petals undergo a charming colour transformation when the plant matures as the season progresses, adding an extra layer of interest to your garden. Compact mounds of slender dark green leaves frame the masses of fragrant burnt orange buds that mature to a pinkish-purple at the end of the season. This short-lived perennial ensures a continuous display of beauty, that effortlessly renews itself by self seeding. Resilient and low-maintenance, 'Winter Orchid' is not just a plant; it's a dynamic and sweetly fragrant perennial that enhances a whole range garden styles. We adore its colour changing hues and the versatility it brings to helping create your Spring and Summer garden with its mass of intense and interesting colour.

Planting Conditions

Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' thrives in well-drained soil and has a preference for alkaline to neutral pH levels. We advise choosing a sunny location in your garden to plant this perennial, as it flourishes in full sunlight, ensuring robust growth and prolific flowering. Incorporate organic matter, such as compost, during soil preparation to enhance the drainage and offer fertility. When selecting a spot, consider placing 'Winter Orchid' in borders, rock gardens, or cottage garden settings to maximise its visual impact. To display its vibrant orang and purple blooms, create an optimal environment by providing ample space for its mature size.

Watering & Feeding

Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' loves a good watering during its establishment phase to promote healthy root development. Once established, this perennial demonstrates remarkable drought tolerance, requiring less frequent watering. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but well-drained, especially during prolonged dry spells. While 'Winter Orchid' is generally resilient and low-maintenance, occasional feeding with a balanced fertiliser can enhance its overall vigour and blooming performance. We apply the fertiliser in early Spring before the growing season begins. Consistent care in watering and feeding will contribute to the sustained health and vitality of Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' ensuring a vibrant addition to your garden space.

General Care

Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' is a hardy, resilient and very low-maintenance perennial, making it an excellent addition to your garden. To ensure optimal growth and long-lasting blooms, plant it in well-drained soil with a preference for alkaline to neutral pH levels and in a sunny location for prolific flowering for months. Once established, this drought-tolerant plant requires minimal watering, and occasional feeding to give your a splendid display. 'Winter Orchid' is versatile, suitable for borders, rock gardens, or cottage garden settings. Regularly deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and trim back leggy growth for a compact appearance, which maintains its vigour for healthy blooms. Cutting back after flowering by about half of the height is advised by our head grower.