Erysimum 'Chelsea Jacket'

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Erysimum 'Chelsea Jacket'
SpeciesErysimum cheiri
Cultivar'Chelsea Jacket'

Small and short-lived, Erysimum 'Chelsea Jacket' is a perennial cultivar of Erysimum cheiri usually grown for its long-lasting and brightly coloured flowers. It is closely related to Cheiranthus; this plant has been given an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Normal height is about 30 cm, prostrate habit.

The plant flourishes in full sun and well-drained soil and is fairly hardy, it flowers continually from late spring to late summer. Flowers start off yellow then fade through tangerine to purple, often with a succession of colours on the same flower head; some claim that it can be seen changing colors from day to day