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Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles Mauve'

Bowles' perennial wallflower

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles Mauve'

Plant details

Spring bedding is synonymous with wallflowers, which make a bright and very fragrant accent in beds and borders early in the year, and are discarded after flowering. Less familiar are the perennial wallflowers such as 'Bowles' Mauve' and its lesser known relative 'Bowles' Yellow'. These are beautiful and floriferous, woody-stemmed small shrubs. Unfortunately they are short-lived as perennials, but easily replaced with young plants raised from cuttings.

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Erysimum

Species: bicolor

Cultivar: Bowles Mauve

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Mauve

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

Reader reviews


I didn't realise that I can take cuttings, so will now do so this May, as they are lovely plants. Thanks


I planted 3 of these plants last spring. They have flowered continuously since and I think they are lovely. I wasn't aware that they are a short lived perennial so will make sure that I take cuttings this May as now I've got them in my garden, I don't want to be without them


how do you take the cuttings....

Kerry Wilson2

Wots the best way to take cuttings

Kerry Wilson2

Wots the best way to take cuttings

Kerry Wilson2

Wots the best way to take cuttings

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