OK
In progress indicator

Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum' (Variegated wallflower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum'

Other names

Variegated wallflower, Erysimum 'Sissinghurst Variegated', Shrubby wallflower 'Variegatum', Variegated shrubby wallflower

Genus

Erysimum Erysimum

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatum' _ 'Variegatum' is an upright, bushy, clump-forming, evergreen perennial bearing narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, grey-green with pale yellow margins and, from mid-spring into summer, dense racemes of mauve to reddish-purple flowers, salmon to orange when young.


Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Bushy, Upright

Flower

Mauve, Salmon, Reddish-purple in Spring; Salmon, Reddish-purple, Mauve in Summer

Foliage

Pale-yellow, Variegated, Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Flea beetles , Slugs , Snails Flea beetles , Slugs , Snails

Clubroot , Downy mildew Clubroot , Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back lightly after flowering to maintain a bushy, compact, habit.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Sign up for your FREE ACCOUNT today or login to receive detailed monthly care instructions

Where to grow

Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum' (Variegated wallflower) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum'

Other names

Variegated wallflower, Erysimum 'Sissinghurst Variegated', Shrubby wallflower 'Variegatum', Variegated shrubby wallflower

Genus

Erysimum Erysimum

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatum' _ 'Variegatum' is an upright, bushy, clump-forming, evergreen perennial bearing narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, grey-green with pale yellow margins and, from mid-spring into summer, dense racemes of mauve to reddish-purple flowers, salmon to orange when young.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Mauve, Salmon, Reddish-purple in Spring; Salmon, Reddish-purple, Mauve in Summer

Foliage

Pale-yellow, Variegated, Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Flea beetles , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Clubroot , Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back lightly after flowering to maintain a bushy, compact, habit.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum' (Variegated wallflower) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum' (Variegated wallflower)

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci non-European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Non-European populations of Bemisia tabaci pose an additional risk to European populations due to the potential for introducing non-European viruses.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum' (Variegated wallflower)

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

The UK has a protected zone in place for this pest which helps to mitigate the risk of entry and establishment. An EFSA opinion is currently being discussed at the EU Annexes Working Group which recommends further strengthening of the regulation.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum' (Variegated wallflower)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

In order to add a note on this plant, please add this plant to your plant lists.

In progress indicator
Full size image
In progress indicator
Caption

Caption

Cancel and close this form
In progress indicator
This plant likes... Garden match
Soil types: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy Tell us...
Soil drainage: Well-drained Tell us...
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral Tell us...
Light: Full Sun Tell us...
Aspect: South, East, West Tell us...
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered Tell us...
Hardiness: Hardy (H4) Tell us...

DISCUSS THIS PLANT

My Erysimum is wilting?

I recently bought Erysimum and planted in a pot as the soil in my garden is poor. I planted it in multi-purpose compost. It does not seem to be looking to well and is wilting and the leaves… read more

There are 0 active discussions about Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum' (Variegated wallflower)

View all discussions

GARDENS WITH THIS PLANT

My Garden
My Garden
Amanda
My Garden
My Garden
Katrina
My Garden
My Garden
Paul Johnston
14 The Drive Garden
14 The Drive Garden
Caroline Wilson

ARTICLES WITH THIS PLANT

Our garden journey….

“There is nothing better than seeing a totally overgrown, wild and unruly garden that has the potential of being beautiful” - my thoughts when I first saw our garden ten years ago ...… read more

Barrie Hedges - Community Leader Profile

Semi-retirement transformed the gardening habits of Shoot community leader Barrie Hedges. Where once he struggled to find time for a "never very productive" allotment and a few flowers and shrubs… read more


Report content or feedback to Shoot

To add ? to your lists,
login to your account or subscribe.

Find out more about plant lists here

or Login


To check if this plant is suitable for your garden first login to your account or subscribe.

or Login

In progress indicator
Note

Note

You are adding a note to: ?

Cancel