Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'

wallflower

1.5 litre pot
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This sun-loving trouper deserves a long service medal - the mauve flower spikes comes out with the tulips (or earlier) and are still going strong in September

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor to moderately-fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: February to July
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy ( may need winter protection)

    This long-flowering, bushy, vigorous wallflower produces long spires of deep mauve flowers from late winter to summer (and usually into autumn), above narrow, grey-green leaves. It is a short-lived plant, but it makes a vivid display for many months in a sunny border. Try it as part of a colour-themed scheme, or contrast it with vivid yellows. It also looks good in a rock garden or raised bed.

  • Garden care: Requires little attention. Provide cloche protection where frosts are very severe or prolonged.

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