Erysimum 'Orange Flame'

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Kelaidis
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Erysimum 'Orange Flame'

Curious if anyone knows anything about the origins or possible species derivation of this pretty well established wallflower: it has been propagated and sold by various wholesale nurseries in recent years: it's been pretty long lived and long blooming for me and very showy (as you can see from the accompanying pix). I am quite fond of it, and wondered if it is allied to E. helveticum which it resembles a bit (only the latter is always yellow in my experience). It seems to be sterile: I've never found viable seed.

Lori S.
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I don't "know" anything about this cultivar, but from a google search, some sites suggest that it's a cv. of Erysimum kotschyanum ....?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Fermi
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Kelaidis wrote:

Curious if anyone knows anything about the origins or possible species derivation of this pretty well established wallflower: it has been propagated and sold by various wholesale nurseries in recent years: it's been pretty long lived and long blooming for me and very showy (as you can see from the accompanying pix). I am quite fond of it, and wondered if it is allied to E. helveticum which it resembles a bit (only the latter is always yellow in my experience). It seems to be sterile: I've never found viable seed.

Hi Panayoti,
this cultivar was sold through "Woodbank Nursery" in Tasmania for many years till they closed down. I can make some enqueries from Ken Gillanders but I think he may be travelling at present.
It survived for many years here in my garden till the constant depredation by earth mites put an end to it!
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Hoy
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Fermi wrote:

It survived for many years here in my garden till the constant depredation by earth mites put an end to it!

Hi Fermi, what kind of bug is earth mites? I thought slugs were the Pest!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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I can't add anything pertinent to this thread, but I wanted to welcome you to the forum, Fermi!  I am not bashful here, being surrounded by forum participants who are such well known names  in the plant world.  I relish it!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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