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Wallflower (Erysimum)
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8 most common species:
Erysimum cheiri
Wallflower
The wallflower (Erysimum cheiri) is a spindly, flowering herb with a penchant for growing in cliff crevices. It blooms in spring with an abundance of fragrant flowers that can range in shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, brown, or white. Many gardeners prefer to plant wallflower as a biennial, sowing seeds one year in order to protect the roots from a common infection known as clubfoot.
Erysimum capitatum
Western wallflower
Western wallflower (Erysimum capitatum) is a wallflower species native to North America. This plant is called western wallflower because it grows on walls and fences. It also grows in rocky soils and clay soils. This plant attracts pollinators like bees.
Erysimum cheiranthoides
Treacle Mustard
Native to most of Europe, treacle Mustard (Erysimum cheiranthoides) can be seen growing wild on other continents as well. It is considered a weed in most areas. Because its seeds taste so bitter, a grain crop contaminated with treacle Mustard seeds is effectively ruined. Livestock can become ill if these plants grow in their grazing area.
Erysimum repandum
Spreading wallflower
Spreading wallflower (Erysimum repandum) is also known by the names spreading treacle-mustard and bushy wallflower. It is native to Eurasia and is an introduced species in many areas of the world. It has developed an herbicide resistance over the years.
Erysimum asperum
Western wallflower
Western wallflower is a staple of the western United States, where its bright yellow flowers attract pollinators in spring and early summer. Despite its name, it's not actually a native wallflower but belongs to the mustard family. Native American tribes used it to treat a variety of ailments.
Erysimum linifolium
Alpine wallflower
This handsome upright perennial produces clusters of variably colored flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The foliage can be variegated with cultivars, making alpine wallflower a highly attractive addition to gardens. The specific epithet of the Latin name, linifolium, means "flax-like leaves," due to the similarities in foliage of some species in the flax genus.
Erysimum scoparium
Erysimum scoparium
Erysimum scoparium is a small shrubby perennial plant. It has stiff, linear to slightly pointed leaves. The flowers are arranged on upright stems. They darken to a purplish colour as they mature. The seed pods (siliquae) are held more or less erect and have brown seeds. A subspecies, E. scoparium subsp. cinereum has been distinguished by its more erect habit and longer inflorescences.
Erysimum cheiri 'Constant Cheer'
Wallflower 'Constant Cheer'
Wallflower 'Constant Cheer' is a cottage garden favorite plant that produces long-flowering blooms from spring through summer, offering "constant cheer". Where the parent plant flowers in shades of yellow, red and purple, this hybrid has flowers of reddish-orange that progress through pink and purple hues. This is a popular bedding plant for spring gardens.

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Wallflower
Erysimum cheiri
Wallflower
The wallflower (Erysimum cheiri) is a spindly, flowering herb with a penchant for growing in cliff crevices. It blooms in spring with an abundance of fragrant flowers that can range in shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, brown, or white. Many gardeners prefer to plant wallflower as a biennial, sowing seeds one year in order to protect the roots from a common infection known as clubfoot.
Western wallflower
Erysimum capitatum
Western wallflower
Western wallflower (Erysimum capitatum) is a wallflower species native to North America. This plant is called western wallflower because it grows on walls and fences. It also grows in rocky soils and clay soils. This plant attracts pollinators like bees.
Treacle Mustard
Erysimum cheiranthoides
Treacle Mustard
Native to most of Europe, treacle Mustard (Erysimum cheiranthoides) can be seen growing wild on other continents as well. It is considered a weed in most areas. Because its seeds taste so bitter, a grain crop contaminated with treacle Mustard seeds is effectively ruined. Livestock can become ill if these plants grow in their grazing area.
Spreading wallflower
Erysimum repandum
Spreading wallflower
Spreading wallflower (Erysimum repandum) is also known by the names spreading treacle-mustard and bushy wallflower. It is native to Eurasia and is an introduced species in many areas of the world. It has developed an herbicide resistance over the years.
Western wallflower
Erysimum asperum
Western wallflower
Western wallflower is a staple of the western United States, where its bright yellow flowers attract pollinators in spring and early summer. Despite its name, it's not actually a native wallflower but belongs to the mustard family. Native American tribes used it to treat a variety of ailments.
Alpine wallflower
Erysimum linifolium
Alpine wallflower
This handsome upright perennial produces clusters of variably colored flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The foliage can be variegated with cultivars, making alpine wallflower a highly attractive addition to gardens. The specific epithet of the Latin name, linifolium, means "flax-like leaves," due to the similarities in foliage of some species in the flax genus.
Erysimum scoparium
Erysimum scoparium
Erysimum scoparium
Erysimum scoparium is a small shrubby perennial plant. It has stiff, linear to slightly pointed leaves. The flowers are arranged on upright stems. They darken to a purplish colour as they mature. The seed pods (siliquae) are held more or less erect and have brown seeds. A subspecies, E. scoparium subsp. cinereum has been distinguished by its more erect habit and longer inflorescences.
Wallflower 'Constant Cheer'
Erysimum cheiri 'Constant Cheer'
Wallflower 'Constant Cheer'
Wallflower 'Constant Cheer' is a cottage garden favorite plant that produces long-flowering blooms from spring through summer, offering "constant cheer". Where the parent plant flowers in shades of yellow, red and purple, this hybrid has flowers of reddish-orange that progress through pink and purple hues. This is a popular bedding plant for spring gardens.
Alpine wallflower 'Bowles' Mauve'
Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve'
Alpine wallflower 'Bowles' Mauve'
True to its name, alpine wallflower 'Bowles' Mauve' has mauve petals that contrast with its gray-green foliage. It is treasured for its early blooming, giving some of the first color to the garden. This Wallflower cultivar was named for a famed gardener Edward Augustus Bowles.
Wallflowers 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine'
Erysimum 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine'
Wallflowers 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine'
Wallflowers 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine' is a particularly compact variant of wallflower synonymous with Erysimum 'Walfrasun'. Wallflowers 'Walberton's Fragrant Sunshine' has vibrant golden-yellow flowers, which give it its cheerful name. The buds are a chocolate brown before they open, providing additional color against the glossy foliage. It is known to be a vigorous grower, resistant to deer.
Wallflower 'Harpur Crewe'
Erysimum cheiri 'Harpur Crewe'
Wallflower 'Harpur Crewe'
Wallflower 'Harpur Crewe' is one of the oldest Wallflower cultivars. It is best identified by its tiny yellow flowers, which are much smaller than the parent plant or its other varieties. Furthermore, it is one of only two cultivars to have double flowers. This cultivar is named after and originally grown by Rev. Henry Harpur Crewe.
Wallflower 'Blood Red'
Erysimum cheiri 'Blood Red'
Wallflower 'Blood Red'
Wallflower 'Blood Red' is a cultivar of Wallflower. It offers stunning blood-red flowers (hence the name) with large velvety petals, set among deep green foliage. Gardeners favor this plant as a dramatic focal point in a garden. The flowers are fragrant and it is attractive to butterflies and birds.
wallflower Bowles's Mauve
Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'
wallflower Bowles's Mauve
Wallflower Bowles's Mauve is named in memory of the celebrated English gardener Edward Augustus Bowles. This popular ornamental hybrid attracts hummingbirds and bees with its long blooming mauve flowers. This adaptable garden performer can be grown in beds and borders, containers and hanging baskets, or mass plantings. It is tolerant of rabbits and deer.
Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles's Mauve'
Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles's Mauve'
Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles's Mauve'
Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles's Mauve' is bred from the wallflower and gets its cultivar name from a famous English gardener, Edward Augustus Bowles. It has unique, mauve-colored flowers. It is an Award of Garden Merit winner from the Royal Horticultural Society and is popular for its long blooming season from mid-spring through fall and its evergreen nature in areas where winters are mild.
Wallflower 'Chelsea Jacket'
Erysimum cheiri 'Chelsea Jacket'
Wallflower 'Chelsea Jacket'
Wallflower 'Chelsea Jacket' blooms in multiple colors of flowers, with its younger petals often appearing as a bright yellow color, whiile the older flowers fade to a purple shade. This Wallflower cultivar thus creates an ever-changing visual interest when used in the garden or yard.
Wallflowers 'Winter Orchid'
Erysimum 'Winter Orchid'
Wallflowers 'Winter Orchid'
Part of the Winter series of wallflower cultivars, the wallflowers 'Winter Orchid' is a clump-forming cultivar that develops large, early blooming flowers throughout the season. The parentage of the Wallflowers 'Winter Orchid' is unknown, but the name stems from the series it is a part of. This is a prominent flower that blooms throughout many months and can be used in mixed borders, rock gardens, and containers.
perennial wallflower
Erysimum bicolor
perennial wallflower
Perennial wallflower is a common perennial wallflower used in many gardens across Europe and North America. It produces fragrant flowers that are initially purple, but as they age, they turn into apricot-peachy tones. It can grow in practically any soil type and is attractive to both bee and butterfly pollinators.
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Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
Erysimum cheiri
Wallflower
The wallflower (Erysimum cheiri) is a spindly, flowering herb with a penchant for growing in cliff crevices. It blooms in spring with an abundance of fragrant flowers that can range in shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, brown, or white. Many gardeners prefer to plant wallflower as a biennial, sowing seeds one year in order to protect the roots from a common infection known as clubfoot.
Erysimum capitatum
Western wallflower
Western wallflower (Erysimum capitatum) is a wallflower species native to North America. This plant is called western wallflower because it grows on walls and fences. It also grows in rocky soils and clay soils. This plant attracts pollinators like bees.
Erysimum cheiranthoides
Treacle Mustard
Native to most of Europe, treacle Mustard (Erysimum cheiranthoides) can be seen growing wild on other continents as well. It is considered a weed in most areas. Because its seeds taste so bitter, a grain crop contaminated with treacle Mustard seeds is effectively ruined. Livestock can become ill if these plants grow in their grazing area.
Erysimum repandum
Spreading wallflower
Spreading wallflower (Erysimum repandum) is also known by the names spreading treacle-mustard and bushy wallflower. It is native to Eurasia and is an introduced species in many areas of the world. It has developed an herbicide resistance over the years.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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