'Winter Orchid'

This latest entry in the Winter series of wallflowers offers vibrant red, purple and orange colors on compact plants. Each 18” high flowering stem displays up to a dozen fragrant 1” blooms, with different colors in abundance. Petite grayish-green leaves offer a soothing contrast. Blooming begins in early spring and lasts till summer's end. A light pruning often brings a second bloom. Bees and butterflies love the flowers so make sure to situate this evergreen perennial where you can enjoy their visits. Wallflowers are perhaps the most versatile garden plant. Use them to add color to a sunny bed or employ as a low border. They add instant pizzazz to a mixed container and even work in a dry garden bed. One of the classic cottage gardens cut flowers, they produce nearly an endless supply for multiple uses. Prune back by half after the initial bloom for a repeat flowering. Plant in sun to light shade in fertile well-drained soil. Deadhead for prolonged blooming. Deer resistant.

Curious Plantsman

Avg./Low Water

USDA Zones 7-10
USPP# 22,467