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Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve'

 

Wallflower 'Bowles Mauve'

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' has beautiful shaped blue green coloured leaves and sweet scented purple flowers. Evergreen perennial wallflowers are not difficult plants to grow and will thrive in most soils except damp acidic soils. Produces attractive mauve-purple to orange-red flowers from late spring to bring colour and fragrance to the garden.

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plant Features
  • Wallflower Bowles Mauve likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Wallflower Bowles Mauve likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Wallflower Bowles Mauve is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Wallflower Bowles Mauve likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Wallflower 'Bowles Mauve'

Latin name

Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve'

type

Perennial

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Wallflower Bowles Mauve likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Wallflower Bowles Mauve is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Wallflower Bowles Mauve likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Wallflower Bowles Mauve likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Wallflower Bowles Mauve is 0.50meters x 0.75meters 0.50 M 0.75 M

Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve'

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' has beautiful shaped blue green coloured leaves and sweet scented purple flowers. Evergreen perennial wallflowers are not difficult plants to grow and will thrive in most soils except damp acidic soils. Produces attractive mauve-purple to orange-red flowers from late spring to bring colour and fragrance to the garden.


Planting young plants

From Mid Autumn TO Early Winter

Wallflowers grow well in full sun or light shade and should be planted in a well drained soil. They grow best in cool, moist climates but once the plant has become established in the garden, it is very durable and can withstand a certain amount of drought. In cold climates, be sure to provide ample mulch in the winter. Plant wallflowers in masses with summer flowering bulbs or include a few in containers planted with summer blooms. Set them out in the growing position in late autumn for spring blooming the following year.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Propagation of growing wallflowers can also be done by cuttings in spring. Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late spring the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Wallflowers are easily started indoors from seeds. Keep the temperature within the growing medium at 55°-65°. Germination will take place within 7-10 days. Pot up wallflower plants using free-draining compost, and grow them on in frost free conditions until large enough to plant outside. When plants are well grown, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days before planting outdoors on free draining soil in full sun.

 
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