Erysimum cheiri (L.) Crantz


An extremely variable woody perennial 30-70 cm tall and often grown as a biennial or annual. Leaves lanceolate to narrow-lanceolate. Flowers mostly yellow to orange-brown, fragrant, late spring in cool areas, winter in warm areas. However, there may also be reddish and purple tonings. [Cheiranthus cheiri L.]

S Europe

Bedding plant selections of various colours available, often double. Many of these are of hybrid origin and their precise parentage is unclear.



E. ×allionii Hort, Siberian Wallflower, is occasionally grown as a biennial; it is smaller and more compact than the English Wallflower with basal leaves less than 2 cm wide and the colour range of cultivars is restricted to deep yellows and oranges.

E. mutabile (Spreng.) Boiss. & Heldr., also with basal leaves less than 2 cm wide, is sometimes listed with cultivars and a variegated leaf form but distinctions between this and other species are unclear. It is sometimes placed in synonymy under E. bicolor.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Brassicaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Brassicales
family       Brassicaceae
genus        Erysimum L.