Giroflée ravenelle: sowing, pruning, maintenance


The clove is a small flower with a sweet smell that is a must in perennial beds, both for its colours and its original shape.

It adapts to the most difficult places and brightens them up in the most beautiful way.

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  : Cheiranthus cheirii
Family  : Brassicaceae
Type  : Perennial cultivated biennially

 20 to 40 cm
Exhibition  : Sunny
Sol  : Ordinary, well drained

Flowering  April to October according to varieties

Planting, sowing of the cloves

Here’s a plant that will make the places in the garden where usually nothing grows happy.

Purchased in buckets, it is recommended to plant in spring or fall . The proximity of a living quarters is interesting because it gives off a very nice scent .

  • Choose a sunny spot
  • Water during the first weeks after planting.
  • No need to bring fertilizer, the cloves don’t need it.

Clove seedling :

For the seed clove, perform a nursery sowing from the March and put it in place in May.

But you can also sow directly in place s, especially the chanterelle mushrooms after all risks of frost, from May to July.

  • In a soil loosened by a few shovels, sow on the fly…
  • Water regularly until emergence and then as soon as the soil is dry.
  • Thin out to 30 cm as soon as the plants have a few leaves.

Pruning, care of the wallflower

No pruning is really necessary, but to stimulate flowering, remove wilted flowers as you go along.

More about the giroflée ravenelle

At the same time highly floriferous and aesthetic, this perennial is also called Wallflower.

It can be installed quite easily in a old stone wall where it naturally re-sows itself year after year.

But it can also be found in or in a planter with its beautiful, ephemeral and generous flowering.

The clove takes its name from its suave scent that strangely resembles that of cloves.

Cut off withered flowers, this will stimulate the appearance of new flowers.