W is for Wallflower

This is my post for the letter W in the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge.  My theme is plants.

Wallflowers are biennials.  That means that the seeds are sown one year, but no flowers appear until the following year.  For best results they are used as bedding plants, only being transplanted to their flowering position in time to bloom.

Wallflower
Wallflower

With a rather small garden and nowhere to nurse plants to maturity, our wallflowers are haphazard.  Once they have begun to flower, we leave them for years until they become so woody and unattractive that we decide to uproot them.  By that time there are some seedlings ready to produce flowers on more attractive plants.

Wallflowers will grow on poor soil.  They come in various colours: deep red, yellow and mixed colours.

There are very short posts on Sue’s Trifles for the A to Z in April Challenge.

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