Wallflower 'Sunset Purple'

The best purple wallflower in our trials - quick growing, easy (with good flea beetle resistance) and fantastically fragrant. More
20 seeds 156006 £3.50

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A rich and lovely purple, lovely on its own or mixed with tulips.

Wallflowers are one of my favourite spring flowers, in the most wonderful rich colours, with one of the best-ever scents. They also make superb cut flowers. We should all grow more.

Genus Cheiranthus cheiri syn Erysimum cheiri
Group/Species Sunset
Variety Purple
Common Name Wallflower
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 25-30cm (10-12in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow outside May - July. Transplant to final flowering position late summer / early autumn. Can be sown under cover.
Flowering March - May
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Wallflower 'Sunset Purple' reviews

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Reviewed 10th August 2019 by Mrs Parker

they faded quite quickly. However i have not bought anything this year as i was very very disappointed with my tulips this year in the spring. I also encouraged my mother to buy many of Sarah's tulips and they too were of very very poor quality. It has turned us off completely and this autumn we willbe buying them from another source. Sorry.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Diane

Prompt arrinval and all 60 seeds purchased have germinated and growing well

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Glen

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Janet

Many of the plugs were uprooted by squirrels and the grew at awkward angles. We think we should have planted them deeper to reduce the problem. Some colour mixes were disappointing and it would have been helpful to know which would associate well with spring bulbs. We are left wondering what to do with them at the end of the season.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alice

All the Sunset Purple seedlings that I bought, over 30 I think we’re excellent except about 5 or 6 of the total were yellow! Not so good in my colour co-ordinated tubs with tulips as well. Also you said they would come in early October and in fact it was mid September. Luckily just before we went away. If they had been a few days later they would have been dead on our return.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janice

The colour was lovely and the plants strong and healthy

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anjana

Strong, healthy seedlings; excellent packaging, delivery.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marion

Superb plants which gave a lovelycolourful display for the Spring and some still in flower .

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hugh

Superb quality and great display

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anita

The wallflowers performed very well in the pots with the honeysuckle and roses.
They also flowered very well in the tulip bed, flowering at just the right time to complement the tulips. I was then surprised they just kept on blooming, even after the tulips were spent.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marvic

Amazing colour top quality’s plants

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Teresa

These wallflowers have never failed to amaze me! I have brought these two years in a row and they make an amazing show

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lucinda

They were a mixed bag - some that were sunset purple and a couple that were primrose yellow all over. Didn’t look great as part of a planning colour scheme and when I phoned to query this was told “that hasn’t happened to anyone else “ as if it was something I’d done in the planting! Was then told to ring back in the autumn to get some new ones sent out. Knowing me i’ll probably forget.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Wonderful healthy plants ,beautiful colours ,all grew well

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Reviewed 19th June 2019 by Carol

Gorgeous shade, took awhile to get going but that meant they didn't outgrow their tulip friends.