Erysimum cheiri ‘Bloody Warrior’
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Norfolk & Suffolk Group
Reason for Inclusion
Historic plant, probably dating from late 16th century.
Brief description of plant
Short-lived evergreen perennial with rather lax habit.
Height x Spread
45cm x 30cm
Double maroon-red flecked with yellow. Scented.
Evergreen, lanceolate grey-green leaves.
April - June
Neutral to alkaline soil. Free-draining.
Pests and diseases
Like all brassicas they can be susceptible to flea beetle damage which appears as small holes in the leaves. Club root can be a problem if the soil is too acid.
Short-lived perennial with typical lifespan of 3-4 yrs so needs to be propagated regularly.
Take soft or semi-ripe cuttings to root in gritty compost under glass, with or without heat.