These bright Erysimum varieties were chosen from a hybridisation program by Charles Carr, Head of Wholesale Nurseries. ‘Colour Vibe’ Red and Orange, the first 2 colours exclusively launched at Hillier this year, and the plants really live up to their names. With strong, single-coloured varieties and large flowers borne on strong, upright stems, the varieties were selected for their non-fading, vibrant colours.

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Erysimum ‘Colour Vibe’ Fact File

Flowering time: March – early summer

Sun requirements: Full sun/light shade

Soil: Free-draining

Size: 50cm x 50cm

Discover more about Erysimum ‘Colour Vibe’.

Growing Guide


When planting your Erysimum, first water the plant in its pot thoroughly. Dig a hole in the soil roughly twice the size of the pot. Add some quality multi-purpose compost to the base of the planting hole. Remove the plant from its pot and place it in the hole so that the top of the rootball is about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost.

Erysimum varieties prefer to be planted in well-drained, moderately fertile soil that is neutral or slightly alkaline. If your soil is heavy and wet, add grit and sand when planting to encourage better drainage. This will also help protect the plant during the winter months.


Although wallflowers are known for their copious flowers and long flowering periods, you can encourage more growth by trimming faded and dead flowers. They can flower all year in some parts of the UK’s south!


Water generously when first planting, and keep the plant well-watered for the first year.


In colder climates or if your soil is prone to waterlogging, you may want to cover with a cloche during the winter. 

Erysimum ‘Colour Vibe’ Planting Ideas

These hardy varieties provide a real statement piece for all different types of gardens. Plant in a patio container or border for a vivid display of blooms that work well with Tulips for a contrast of form.