Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’

Family: Brassicaceae

Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ is a super duper perennial; it’s the ideal plant choice, if you’re looking for a floriferous perennial or a plant to encourage bees and butterflies.  Plants produce neat maroon buds that open to reveal mauve flowers that fade to lilac, which are complimented by Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’s silvery glaucous foliage.  Once it has started flowering, Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ keeps going, pumping out flower after flower, throughout the spring, summer, and autumn months.

A fabulous plant for supporting wildlife; Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ attracts a wide range of insects, including bees, butterflies, and hoverflies.  Plants thrive when planted in free draining soil or in containers of peat free compost.  Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ flourishes in the sunshine; plants put on their absolute tbest performance when grown in a bright and sunny position.

Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ plants grow to around 80cm (2.6ft) tall and form a plant that spreads around 60cm (2ft) wide.  Plants are borderline hardy, surviving temperatures of -5C (23F) to -10C (14F).

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