The wallflower is an old-fashioned garden flower which has an abundance of flowers and a delightful fragrance. Wallflowers come in a range of colours and varieties, choose one of the dwarf varieties such as Sunset Mixed F1 Hybrid which grow to 25 – 30cm (10 – 12in) in height and are perfect for containers.
How to do it
- Fill your pot or module tray with compost.
- Sow seeds thinly.
- Cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite
- Seal container inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature of between 10 – 15C (50 – 59F).
- Germination will usually take 7 to 14 days
- Transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3 in) pots or trays.
- Grow on in cool, well-lit conditions.
- Transplant into containers in September-October, 30cm (12in) apart.
TIP: Wallflowers can be grown in containers with bulbs. When you’re planting bulbs such as tulips, transplant the wallflower seedlings in groups at the same time.