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Wallflowers-how can I be sure of getting reds & orange?

Last year I got a few containers of  wallflowers from a local nursery. They were sort of end of season stuff and quite neglected. I repotted  them, and grew on until healthy, before finally planting out in the garden at the end of the year. 

I now have very healthy yellow wallflowers. As nice as yellow wallflowers are, I really would like some reds and orange ones amongst them. The same thing happened when I sowed my own seeds-95% yellow.

How can I be sure of getting lots of reds/orange ones? Can anyone suggest a specific seed variety? 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,290

    Only if you buy a specific strain.

    Try Blood Red or Fire King, which I think are great and I team them with a dark purple / black Tulip.

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  • Ok punk doc,  thanks. I'll see if I can get  them 3 varieties on fleabay-they seem to be just what I want. Can I ask you where you get yours from? It would be good if I can get all 3 of them from the same retailer.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,290

    Chiltern seeds.

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