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Citrona Yellow Wallflower
Erysimum 'Citrona Yellow'
Citrona Yellow Wallflower flowers
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Plant Height: 14 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Siberian Wallflower
Brilliant yellow flowers, tantalizing aroma; great companion for pansies; a cool season bloomer, best performance in full sun; this is a self-seeding biennial but can be planted annually; may succumb to root-rot if winter soil is wet and not well-drained
Citrona Yellow Wallflower features showy clusters of fragrant yellow flowers rising above the foliage from early spring to early fall. Its sword-like leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Citrona Yellow Wallflower is an herbaceous annual 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;
Citrona Yellow Wallflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Citrona Yellow 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. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
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.
Citrona Yellow 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.