Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles Mauve'

Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles Mauve'

Perennial wallflower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles Mauve'
  • Common name: Perennial wallflower
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 45cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Scented flowers

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Spring bedding is synonymous with wallflowers, which make a bright and fragrant accent in beds and borders early in the year, and are discarded after flowering. Less familiar are the perennial wallflowers such as Erysimum 'Bowles' Mauve'. This is a beautiful and floriferous, woody-stemmed small shrub, bearing masses of mauve flowers on tall spires, for months on end. In southern regions,  it flowers all year round.

For best results grow Erysimum 'Bowles' Mauve' in moist but well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade. Trim flower stalks as they fade. It's a short-lived perennial, but is easily replaced with young plants raised from cuttings.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Succeeds on poor soil, Low maintenance
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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