Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'
wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'
'Bowles's Mauve' is a bushy evergreen perennial to 75cm, with narrow, dark grey-green leaves and erect racemes of rich mauve flowers 2cm in width. Shortlisted for the Chelsea Plant of the Centenary for the decade 1973-1982
SynonymsErysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve'
Erysimum linifolium glaucum
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
Colour & scent
|Spring||Purple||Green Grey Silver|
|Summer||Purple||Green Grey Silver|
|Autumn||Green Grey Silver|
|Winter||Purple||Green Grey Silver|
- Full sun
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Erysimum can be annuals, biennials or woody-based perennials with narrow leaves and dense racemes of often fragrant, 4-petalled flowers
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral or, ideally, alkaline soil; full sun is essential
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in spring or summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Gravel garden
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Flower borders and beds
Trim lightly after flowering to prevent plants becoming leggy
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