Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'

wallflower

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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


  • 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 above narrow, grey-green leaves. It is a short-lived plant, but makes a vivid display for 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: Provide cloche protection where frosts are very severe or prolonged.


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CrocusErysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Hardy (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Patio (4)
  • Outdoors (3)

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5.0

Great service

By Jimski

from Kent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Bee Friendly
  • Flowers All Year
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve':

    A lovely plant. Originally a wall flower they grown into the most attractive ball-shaped bush that keeps on producing flowers all year. The bees love them, and they're easy to maintain - jus snip off the flower shoots when they get leggy and more come along.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
     
    5.0

    bowles mauve

    By sidney

    from croydon

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Fantastic Purple Flower
    • Hardy

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Patio

    Comments about Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve':

    A great plant that gives colour most of the year

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
     
    5.0

    Easy to grow

    By RubyRain

    from Southeast England

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve':

      The plant was very small when it arrived in March, but it was established really quickly and by summer we had flowers and it has grown to a medium sized plant, with minimal care (Watered it a few times, added some feed a few times, but very irregularly. Given it was a dry summer it did very well). As a general tip: this plant tends to grow large and towards the sun so plant it with that in mind. When established it has a very long flowering period even sometimes in winter. Hardy.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Keen but clueless
       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Surrey novice

      from Surrey

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Hardy

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve':

      Amazing plant, gives flowers all summer long and easy to maintain. Lasts about 3 years.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Real novice
       
      5.0

      Colourful structure

      By Sue

      from London

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve':

        Great all rounder

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced

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