Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles's Mauve'

Erysimum bicolor ‘Bowles’s Mauve’

Perennial wallflower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles's Mauve'
  • Common name: Perennial wallflower
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

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’s Mauve’. This is a beautiful and floriferous, woody-stemmed perennial, bearing masses of mauve flowers on tall spires, for months on end. In southern regions, it flowers all year round.

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For best results grow Erysimum ‘Bowles’s’ 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.

How to grow Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' and wildlife

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' poisonous?

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'