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Autumn flowering wallflowers

EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274

I adore wallflowers and have read that the variety Sugar Rush will flower in the autumn which would be wonderful. (Personally I would love to have them in flower all year round).   

I would greatly appreciate any advice about growing this variety from seed or recommendations on any better alternative.  Thanks.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,344

    I find that Bowles Mauve flowers about 9 months of the year.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Jennifer 10Jennifer 10 Posts: 112

    My Bowles mauve has hardly stopped flowering, it's in full spate now.   They only last two or three years though;  must flower themselves into an early demise!    I'll be taking cuttings this summer so that I have a couple more when I need them. 

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126

    I grew the autumn flowering wallflowers from seed last year and planted them in a tub so they could be moved into view when they flowered. They did just what it said on the packet and they are in bloom again, have been for weeks and far earlier than the common wallflowers. They smell nice too.

  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274

    Thank you everyone.  I do have a clump of perennial wallflower but my love is for the bright jewel like colours, amazing scent and softer habit of the biennials.  Guess I'll need to get started, though goodness knows where I'll find the space for them in the GH.  

  • lynn 10lynn 10 Posts: 2

    can anyone tell me if i can grow sugar in an east facing garden?

  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274

    Lynn, sort of depends which part of the world you live in!  Assuming you are in the U.K. Why not try Stevia?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    Sugar as it sugar cane Lynn?

    or Sugar Rush

    or sugar beet?

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