Wallflowers

what do I do with my wallflowers after they have flowered, do I discard or will they come back next year.  they are the type you buy wrapped in newspaper in the late winter early spring.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,522

    Not worth keeping I'd say.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    I usually keep some and have found for the 2nd tear they come back better and stronger

    I grow mine from seed so I have specific colours

    I have a beautiful dark purple one (2nd year) and am now wondering how to get seeds from it and will they come true?

    Can anyone help

  • davids10davids10 Posts: 895

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     for me there is no comparison between erysimum used as annuals and 2 or 3 year old plants. after these seed i'll pull them out to let the seedlings come on. and they are a handsome evergreen in the winter. perfect drainage is the thing, winter sun doesn't seem to be important-these are in complete shade for 4 months.

  • Caz8Caz8 Posts: 66

    Thanks guys, three different answers.  Will try all three and decide.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    These 2 photos show 2 year old wallflowers

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    This is the one I want to try and save seed off - anyone know if they come true or not?

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  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    Thank you - I usually pull up the ones I don't like after the first year.

  • Caz8Caz8 Posts: 66

    Thanks Matty2 think I'll do the same as Susan, great picks.

  • Caz8Caz8 Posts: 66

    Look forward to the photos when you have time

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    Do remember to cut the dead flower heads off to a strongly shooting leaf node though image

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