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Ravenelle wallflower, easy and flower-bearing

Yellow flower of the ravenelle wallflower

This special variety of wallflower, Ravenelle, is a little flower with an endearing scent that is a must-have in perennial flower beds for its colors as much as for its unique shape.

Ravenelle wallflower facts

NameCheiranthus cheirii
Type – perennial grown as a biennial

Height – 8 to 16 inches (20 to 40 cm)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – ordinary, well drained

Flowering – April to October depending on the variety

Wallflower adapts to the most difficult growing spots, and decorates them in a transcending manner.

Planting, sowing wallflower

What you’ve got here is a plant that will actually thrive where usually none of the other plants can grow.

When purchased in small pots, it is a good idea to plant in spring or in fall. Settling it down near a passing place is interesting since it releases a delightful fragrance.

  • Select a very sunny spot.
  • Water over the first weeks that follow the planting.
  • No point in providing fertilizer, wallflower doesn’t need any.

Sowing wallflower

Regarding any wallflower seeds you may want to sow, simply sow in a nursery starting from the month of March and transfer to the ground during the month of May.

Orange red flowers and next flowers to appearBut you can also sow directly in the ground, especially ravenelle wallflower, once any risk of frost has subsided, from May to July.

  • In soil that has been broken down by couple strokes of the spade, broadcast seeds.
  • Water regularly until seeds sprout and then as soon as the soil is dry.
  • Thin to 12 inches (30 cm) when several leaves have appeared on each plant.

Pruning and caring for wallflower

No specific pruning is required, but, to boost flower-bearing, remove wilted flowers often.

If you notice a few caterpillars feasting on leaves, check if they might be cabbage caterpillars. If you’ve got cabbages in your vegetable patch, better remove them quickly!

All there is to know about ravenelle wallflower

Very aesthetic and bearing incredible amounts of flowers, this perennial is literally called flower of the wall.

Pink and orange cluster of ravenelle wallflower, properly cared forIndeed, it settles right in any old stone wall, where it re-sows its seeds in nooks and crannies year after year.

It also does great, however, in flower beds and garden boxes with its beautiful, short-lived but abundant blooming.

The flower definitely releases a fragrance that is similar to that of cloves, quite interestingly so.

Smart tip about ravenelle wallflower

Cut off flowers that have finished blooming, this will trigger appearance of more flowers.

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