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Wallflower Ruby Gem

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This gorgeous wallflower is a deep ruby colour and produces clusters of fragrant blossoms on sturdy stalks. Each flower head is composed of a large number of separate blossoms, which contributes to the overall attractiveness of the flowers. Early in the year, at the same time when tulips are coming into bloom (March through May), blooms are produced on this plant. Ruby Gem has dark buds that open to reveal magnificent flowers that range from brilliant crimson to violet. They are attractive as a cut flower in addition to being very useful in the garden, where they can be planted in a border with tulips and other spring flowers like forget-me-nots.

The finest results can be achieved by cultivating these in a row in the cutting patch, as bedding plants, or in bold groupings in a mixed border when they are exposed to direct sunlight. All wallflowers are quite simple to cultivate and very productive, meaning that you will get a lot of flowers for a relatively small investment of time, money, and effort.

Seed Quantity 250 Seeds

Type Biennial

Genus Erysimum cheiri

Sow Seeds When the soil is warm, which should be between the end of May-July, sow seeds outside in a seedbed that has been thoroughly prepared. You can also choose to sow the seeds indoors in modules, but make sure to keep them in the shade and maintain moderate temperatures. The heat will hinder the germination process of wallflowers. Provide a moist and shaded environment for the seed trays. 7–14 days to germinate at 15–18℃. Grow on for another 6 weeks, and then plant outside in late August or early September.

Plant Out In September 

Flowers March onwards

Height & Spread 45cm high x 30cm spread

Wallflower Ruby Gem

RHS Plants for Pollinators.

The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.

Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

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