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An alternative to Erysimum? (perennial wallflower)



  • Here is a link to a video clip of what is flowering in my own garden in March. The channel also has a number of other videos with many of them sorted into play lists for what is flowering in each month for the purpose of helping anyone get ideas for what to plant for flowers in these months. As mentioned already pulmonaria and ajuga are good ideas, and forget me not, brunnera, primrose and iberis are also good early flowers in the garden here with mahonia, berberis darwinii and viburnum tinus also being very early in the year to flower. The erysimum Bowle's mauve here seems to keep flowering almost all year round so I don't think there is any one plant that can match it for length of flowering season.
    Happy gardening!
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,024
    Wild marjoram is a magnet for bees and butterflies but it if you're a neat gardener,it's probably not for you😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,390

    They like it!
    East Yorkshire
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    I got rid of my wallflowers as I too went off them. Replaced with two nepeta, a lavender hidcote and some thyme. All still flowering and still covered in bees (not quite ready to chop the lavender yet). I had a salvia hot lips the last three years and it flowered from May to November and bees loved it. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,024
    It seems an awful lot of us have taken agin it😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,567
    Geranium phaeum is very good for bees (not sure about butterflies) over that spring/early summer period.
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