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Cheiranthus allionii (Brassicaceae)
A bushy biennial or perennial variety native to the Canary Islands, but has naturalized throughout much of northern North America. A charming species with an abundance of vivid orange flowers occurring on short, compact plants. The leaves are narrow 2-4 inches in length. Can withstand dry or moist conditions once established. Prefers partial shade or full sun in well-drained soils.
Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 1-1 1/2 feet
Germination: 15-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 65F-75F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: April-May
Average seeds per pound: 340,000
Seeding rate: 6 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 454 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Mixtures, roadsides, floral gardens.
Miscellaneous: Transplants well. Adds a delightful fragrance to any floral arrangement.