Erysimum linifolium 'Balcherissam' CHEERS SUN-KISSED AMETHYST
Common Name: wallflower 
Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Family: Brassicaceae
Zone: 7 to 9
Height: 1.25 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 1.25 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to August
Bloom Description: Yellow-orange maturing to lavender
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Shallow-Rocky Soil


Best grown in medium to dry, well-draining soils in full sun. Deadhead to promote reblooming. Hardy in Zones 7-9.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Erysimum linifolium is an evergreen perennial native to rocky or sandy, exposed slopes in northern and central Spain and northern Portugal. Mature specimens form a woody base and take on a mat-forming habit, reaching up to 1' tall with an equal spread. The leaves are narrow and linear to lanceolate in shape, reaching up to 3" long. Terminal clusters of pale lilac to lavender, 0.75" diameter, four petaled flowers bloom from mid-spring through summer.

Genus name comes from the Greek word eryomai meaning blistercress.

The specific epithet linifolium means "flax-like leaves", in reference to the similarities between the leaves of this species and those of some species in the flax genus (Linum).

'Balcherissam' is a floriferous wallflower cultivar that features clusters of yellow-orange flowers that mature to lavender. Mature specimens will take on a mounding to upright habit, reaching up to 2' tall with an equal spread. The leaves are oblanceolate in shape and can reach up to 4.5" long. Often found in the nursery sold under the name CHEERS SUN-KISSED AMETHYST. This plant is protected by patent number PP29379.


Susceptible to damage from aphids, trips, spider mites, slugs, and snails. Downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust, and club root infections are possible.


Mixed, informal borders, cottage garden, gravel garden, Mediterranean garden, containers.