Jenny Brook Wallflower
Erysimum 'Jenny Brook'
Jenny Brook Wallflower flowers
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Plant Height: 14 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Other Names: Siberian Wallflower
Gorgeous multi-colored flower heads in peach, pink and lilac, tantalizing aroma, a great companion for pansies; cool season bloomer, best in full sun; a self-seeding biennial, succumbs to root-rot if winter soil is wet and not well-drained
Jenny Brook Wallflower features showy clusters of fragrant lilac purple flowers with peach overtones rising above the foliage from early spring to early fall. Its sword-like leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Jenny Brook Wallflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Jenny Brook Wallflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Jenny Brook Wallflower will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies. However, this variety tends to self-seed and will thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed, although because it is a hybrid, the seedlings may not come true to type.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Jenny Brook Wallflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.