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Cheiranthus cheiri ‘Fire King’

Wallflower

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.25m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed-orange
  • Leaf ColourSilver-grey

Description

Cheiranthus cheiri ‘Fire King’ (Wallflower). This Southern European perennial grown as a biennial is evergreen and bushy. Leaves are deep green and lance-shaped. Red-orange flowerheads with 4 petals are borne in spring.

Characteristics

Biennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Fragrance, border, mixed bed, container

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and should be grown in any fertile soil in an open position.

Propagation

Annual sow then plant out sow then plant out, self seeding. Pinch the tips of young plants to encourage blooms.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Club root.

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