Erysimum kotschyanum description
Fragrant, golden flowers in spring and early summer.
The foliage forms a tight, evergreen bush with very small leaves
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a free draining border, hanging over a wall, in containers, an alpine bed or rock garden and is easy to grow in well drained soil, but the leaf problems (see ‘Care and Maintenance’ section below) make it more difficult.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Common name: Alpine Wallflower.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space at the front of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Attractive to Cabbage White Butterfly caterpillars that damage and stick leaves together.
It can get Downy Mildew – cut out yellow leaves.
Also can get White Blister – cut out infected stems.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.