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Erysimum bowles mauve
Wallflower Bowles Mauve, a real good doer. I successfully took 20 cuttings last year with help from other posters
Thank you both, can you give me anymore information on:
When to take cuttings
How to take cuttings (I am new to this)
Any other information I could need to ensure successfull groth of new cuttings.
First I mix 50% grit and compost, then look around the edge of the plant for small shoots that you can peel off. Remove the bottom leaves and the tip. Put these around the edge of a pot (terracotta is better but not essential). Cover the the pot with a polythene bag. Make sure the shoots stay moist and check for roots after a month.
I struggled at first then suddenly they all started to root.
You can take the cuttings now.
This is the official version
I've just planted some of these, are they reliably hardy (West Sussex), or should I be taking lots of cuttings instead?
They're flowering beautifully already.
Hardy-you will be ok
-they do get a bit straggly and woody after a few years-that is the time to start taking cuttings.
Ah great, I have a while to practice taking cuttings off them then! Thanks.
i have just bought a perennial walflower but its not mouve its a kind of two tone golden pale mouvey colour is it the same as the mouve plant or not.and do i treat it the same .
There are these http://www.rhsplants.co.uk/rhs-offers-feb-2011-erysimum/
but there are lots of others, similar to Bowles' Mauve - this is the website of a National Collection http://www.oakcottage.org.uk/eris/index.html which also has cultivation information.
Aren't they gorgeous?
Thankyou so much for sanding me that link it was very intresting as i am a novice when it comes to plants,i only got this plant because my neighbour got one and i loved it asked her what it was and were she got it and of i went,hers was mauve so when i got to nursery they only had this colour left,disapointed that it wasent the same plant,but now im sure it is ,thanks to you.