Native to southern Europe, English Wallflower is a very fragrant perennial that is often grown as a biennial or annual in colder climates. Its orange/bronze flowers work well in beds and borders, as well as in pots or the rock garden. These make excellent cut flowers and are delightful for its fragrance and rich colors in bouquets.
It is hardy to zones 5 to 9 but may be grown as an annual in colder zones. It grows about 18" high with a 12" spread and because of its compact foliage, it is similar to a small shrub. It will grow well in full sun to light shade and will bloom first year from seed if started early. Very easy to grow from seed.
Sow seed directly outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. For earlier blossoms start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before setting out. Cover seeds with 1/8" of fine soil firmed down. Thin or transplant seedlings to 1 foot apart outdoors.
GERMINATION: One to two weeks at 70'F. Keep soil moderately moist during germination