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Erysimum "Compact Purple" - 3Ltr

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  • Other common names wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'

  • Synonyms Erysimum linifolium glaucum
    Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve'

  • Family Brassicaceae

  • Genus Erysimum can be annuals, biennials or woody-based perennials with narrow leaves and dense racemes of often fragrant, 4-petalled flowers

  • Details 'Bowles's Mauve' is a bushy evergreen perennial to 75cm, with narrow, dark grey-green leaves and erect racemes of rich mauve flowers 2cm in width. Shortlisted for the Chelsea Plant of the Centenary for the decade 1973-1982

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral or, ideally, alkaline soil; full sun is essential

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Trim lightly after flowering to prevent plants becoming leggy

Pests Prone to slugs, snails and flea beetles

Diseases May be affected by a downy mildew, club root and bacterial leaf blight