Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'
Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

Wallflower

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Flowering period: March to October
  • Height: 50-80cm
  • Foliage: semi-evergreen
  • Hardiness: needs winter protection

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’, commonly known as wallflower, is indispensable for its long flowering season. Pale, mauve flowers appear on erect spikes from March to October. Its attractive lance-shaped, grey-green leaves look good all year round. Erysimum ‘Bowles is a short-lived plant and will usually need replacing after 2-3 years.

Deadheading

Cut off regularly faded flower spikes throughout the growing season to stimulate more flowers.

Erysimum Bowles Mauve, knopvorming
New buds of Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’              New growth

Pruning

Pruning Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ (wallflower). The plant flowers almost all year-round. So may be tricky to prune it. Can be pruned back in October. Best to cut off top growth, but no more than 5cm.

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ can get leggy after a couple of years. It is not a good idea to cut into old wood. Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’  doesn’t respond well to severe pruning. The plant will usually not regrow.

Overwinter

May suffer foliage damage in cold winters. Protect the plant against frost with a couple layers of garden fleece.

Plant combination

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve looks good with Salvia nemorosa, Geraniums and Lavender.