Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'

wallflower

1.5 litre pot
pot size guide
£7.99 Buy
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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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5.0

Lovely, undemanding plant

By Old Tabbycat

from Norfolk

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Draught Tolerant
  • Healthy
  • Long Blooming Season

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    I bought a couple of these late last spring, assuming they were near the end of their blooming season. Not a bit of it! They have flowered continually since June; it is now the end of December and they are still going. Our soil is chalky, 'freely draining' ('like the surface of the moon' would be more accurate) and we had quite a dry summer. I am definitely going to buy loads more of these next year. The butterflies and bees love them too.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced

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    5.0

    Butterfly draw

    By carrots

    from Staffordshire

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Patio

      I love this plant, it has attractive leaves and the flowers are really lovely, it is September and mine is still flowering! Don't know why though. The butterflies absolutey love it, first day it flowered I couldn't believe how many butterflies came a calling, the flowers were covered with them and they have been all this time. I would recommend this because it is a beauty and it attracts beauty.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Keen but clueless

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        Hi,

        When is the best time to plant this? I was thinking of doing it in the next few weeks if it's the right time.

        Thanks Nicola
        Asked on 9/29/2013 by Stick from Cobham

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          Hello there
          As a general rule plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, so Erysimum is fine to plant now or in the spring. One note of caution, this plant is classed as borderline hardy, so may need winter protection.
          Hope this helps

          Answered on 9/30/2013 by Anonymous from Crocus
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