Erysimum capitatum aka Sanddune Wallflower


Common names

Sanddune Wallflower, Western Wallflower, Coast Wallflower, Prairie Rocket

How to care for Sanddune Wallflower


Sanddune Wallflower is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal attention, making it an excellent choice for beginners.


Sanddune Wallflower should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Its needs are relatively simple, but one of the most important is making sure its soil is adequately moist. Without proper moisture, the plant can suffer from wilting and stunted growth. To ensure your Sanddune Wallflower is healthy, you must choose a potting soil that retains moisture.

Look for a soil with good drainage to prevent root rot, but also make sure it contains plenty of organic matter. Coco coir and sphagnum moss are both excellent ingredients for retaining moisture and providing the #self.names with the nutrients it needs to thrive. If you can find a soil that has a combination of these ingredients, your #self.names will thank you with beautiful blooms.


Sanddune Wallflower requires abundant, bright and direct light. Placing it less than one foot from a window is the best way to make sure the plant receives enough light to survive and thrive. Depending on your region, however, the current weather can affect the placement of the plant in your home. For example, in some areas the sun may be too direct and intense, so it's best to place it farther away from the window. You may also need to adjust your placement according to the season as the sunlight can change intensity over the course of the year. If you live in a region with significant temperature fluctuations, such as a desert, you may need to place the plant a bit farther away from the window to avoid extreme heat or cold. With some care and attention, your Sanddune Wallflower will be sure to bring you many years of beauty and enjoyment.


Ploi does not possess verified information regarding the toxicity of this particular plant. In the event that you, a member of your family, or a pet ingests plant material with an unclear toxicity level, it is highly recommended to seek the advice of a medical professional.


The Sanddune Wallflower should be transferred to a new pot once it has increased in size two-fold, or on an annual basis, whichever occurs earlier. Replacing the soil with fresh potting soil containing all the necessary nutrients, is sufficient enough to support the growth of the plant, thus avoiding the need to use fertilizer. It's important to note that plants derive their energy from the sun and not fertilizer.


New growth will sprout from the top of the plant as it grows upwards.

Region of origin

Sanddune Wallflower’s native range is Western N. America - British Columbia to Indiana, south to Texas and California.

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