Wallflower 'Blood Red Covent Garden'

Wallflower 'Blood Red' is a luscious velvety, deep red and has one of the best-ever scents you can grow. More
5 jumbo seedlings 200289-5 £8.50 In stock
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A luscious velvety, deep red and has one of the best-ever scents you can grow. I love Wallflower 'Blood Red Covent Garden' underplanting Tulip 'Orange Favourite', as seen in the picture.

Wallflowers are one of my favourite spring flowers, in the most wonderful rich colours, and they make superb cut flowers. We should all grow more.

Genus Erysimum cheiri
Variety Blood Red Covent Garden
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name Wallflower
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow outside May - July. Transplant to final flowering position late summer / early autumn. Can be sown under cover.
Care Tips Try to keep a good sod of earth round the root when you transplant as the tiny spider roots gives the plant a good start before winter.
Flowering March - May
Vase Life They last up to 10 days in clean water and even last in a hot room which will bring out their scent. Sear their stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds - ideal in arrangements with spring bulbs and euphorbias.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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Wallflower 'Blood Red Covent Garden' reviews

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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by Gillian Humphrey

Very disappointing. The first batch were very dry and woody. Fortunately you agreed to replace them, but the second batch were also poor. Only time will tell if they provide a display next spring.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you so much for your comments. We're confident that the wallflower plants we sent out this autumn were strong, and it is our expectation that they should look this way at this time of year. However, next spring they should provide the amazing display you anticipate.

If you have any further problems, please do let us know by getting in touch with our Customer Service team, who will happily arrange a replacement for you, if you so wish."

Posted 18th November 2014