Fragrant gold treasure for the rock garden and balcony - this is how Mediterranean gold lacquer thrives

Fragrant gold treasure for the rock garden and balcony - this is how Mediterranean gold lacquer thrives

Plant gold varnish correctly

The special advantage of a two-year-old plant is based on the uncomplicated planting by direct sowing. Save yourself a laborious pull-up on the windowsill and settle Goldlack in the bed between May and July like this:

  • Create a fine-crumbly seedbed in a sunny location with moderately dry, sandy-humic soil
  • Sieve the dark germinator in 3-fold seed strength with soil, press lightly and moisten
  • Keep constantly moist and isolate seedlings with more than 2 pairs of leaves to 20-25 cm
  • In August / September plant out in the final location in the garden or in a pot and flower box

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By the beginning of winter, every gold lacquer had developed a down-to-earth leaf rosette. In the bed, cover the plant with a layer of leaves and brushwood. Seedlings planted in a tub can be carried to frost-free, light winter quarters. In the next spring, the long-awaited cluster of flowers rises from the native tuft of leaves.

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Care tips

Before you start any of the measures in the following care program, please put on gloves, because the toxicity of gold lacquer is tough:

  • If it is dry for a long time, water it moderately with normal tap water
  • In March / April and after pruning in summer, fertilize with compost, horn shavings (€ 6.39 at Amazon *) and lime
  • Clean up withered flowers for a never-ending flowering period
  • Pruning remounting hybrids in summer by a third

In autumn, cut off the withered flower stalks down to the native leaf rosette. This acts as natural winter protection in the bed, supplemented by a thick layer of leaves and brushwood. Potted flowers move to frost-free, light winter quarters.

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Which location is suitable?

Surrounded by sun-drenched, warm and protected stone structures, a gold lacquer flourishes lush and healthy. A layer surrounded by air is an advantage, so that the dense flowers and leaves dries quickly after a downpour. On the other hand, in partially shaded, light-poor places, the Mediterranean flower worries sadly.

What soil does the plant need?

An Erysimum cheiri wants a poor, well-drained and sandy-loamy soil. As is characteristic of rock garden plants, the soil should be calcareous. In order for a scotch to thrive in normal garden soil, simply add a little sand, fine grit and garden lime (€ 9.46 on Amazon *). Please proceed similarly with the potting soil for the pot culture.

When is the flowering time?

In the second year, the gold lacquer blooms from May to August. If you cut off withered flower stems regularly, new plate flowers will appear and the well-groomed appearance will be preserved. Innovative hybrid strains have the potential for re-blooming. After the first flower pile, these are given a remounting so that they can once again present themselves in full bloom in September.

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Cut gold lacquer correctly

Regularly cleaning out withered flowers ensures a long-lasting flowering period. If no more buds can be seen on the subshrub, cut off the gold lacquer down to the basal foliage. If the self-sowing corresponds to your horticultural design plans, wait until the wind spreader has been able to sow its seeds. Please only carry out cutting work with the protection of gloves so that you do not come into contact with the highly toxic substances.

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Pour gold lacquer

Your gold lacquer favors a slightly damp earth that neither dries out completely nor stands in water. Dried substrate always indicates a need for watering. Please avoid targeted fire with the garden hose. It is better if the normal tap water slowly runs out of the can nozzle onto the root area until no more moisture is absorbed there.

Fertilize gold lacquer properly

A start fertilization in March / April in the form of compost, horn shavings or bark humus provides your gold lacquer with all the important nutrients for a lavish abundance of flowers. Remounting hybrids receive a supplement in connection with the summer pruning. If you shower the ground with comfrey manure several times in autumn, the potassium it contains will make a valuable contribution to strengthening winter hardiness. From April to August, potted flowers receive a liquid fertilizer for lime-loving plants every 2-3 weeks.


It is the varieties with single flowers that have sufficient frost resistance for wintering in the bed. However, these plants will not get through the cold season in good health without your support. In the first year of standing and after pruning in autumn of the second year, cover the bedding area with leaves and coniferous branches. The magnificent hybrids with double flowers are located in the pot and flower box (€ 13.18 on Amazon *) from the start. Thus, it is easily possible to put your beloved gold lacquer in a light, frost-free winter quarter. Here you pour the root ball from time to time so that it does not dry out.

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Increase gold lacquer

With its unmistakable, up to 6 cm long pods, the gold varnish offers propagation by sowing. If you do not want to let the scotland spread, collect the ripe fruits in autumn. Please consider the extreme toxicity and take adequate safety measures for your health. Instead of direct sowing in May, you are welcome to use the quiet winter time for cultivation on the windowsill. Cover the dark germs in three to four times the seed thickness with substrate. In the partially shaded window seat, germination progresses quickly at 18-20 degrees Celsius.

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Gold lacquer in the pot

In the pot and flower box, gold lacquer enchants us with its colorful flowers and a bewitching scent. In any case, we advocate this form of cultivation, as the Mediterranean ornamental plant can easily move to the protective winter quarters. Use a potted plant soil, emaciated with sand and grit, as a substrate, which you fill in over a drainage made of pottery shards. If you clean dead flowers every few days, the decorative effect will be retained through the summer. Before storing in autumn, cut the shoots down to the base of the leaves. In a bright, frost-free room you only water a little and do not apply any fertilizer.

Is gold lacquer poisonous?

Gold lacquer is one of the highly poisonous ornamental plants. An Erysimum cheiri contains similar toxins as in the dreaded red foxglove. The Mediterranean plant is therefore unsuitable for the family garden. The same goes for cultivation within reach of cats and dogs. Please wear gloves and long-sleeved clothing whenever you come into contact with the crucifer.

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Nice varieties

  • Canaries: The golden yellow inflorescences attract everyone's attention in the bed and on the balcony; Growth height 30 cm
  • Bowles Mauve: The biennial variety adorns the rock garden with purple-violet, wonderfully fragrant flowers; Height 60 cm
  • Constant Cheer: Still tinted orange when it blossoms, this gold lacquer transforms into a rose-purple dream of flowers; Growth height 30 cm
  • Jubilee Gold: The premium variety impressively demonstrates why the flower bears the name Goldlack; Growth height 30 cm
  • Fragant Star: yellow-gold plate flowers with a diameter of 20-25 mm develop from red buds; Growth height 40 cm