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Erysimum linifolium - 'Bowles Mauve' (Perennial Wallflower)

Erysimum linifolium - 'Bowles Mauve' (Perennial Wallflower)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly, Tender Exotic
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Erysimum linifolium Description

This tough little sub shrub burns bright and fast. It will race to flower, producing masses of distinctive pink through purple blossom throughout the summer months growing to a height of no more than 80cm - so useful in a limited space. Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' only lasts a few years so plan to propagate and replant every few years.

Erysimum linifolium - Cultivation Notes

Erysimum is a tough shrub that will happily put up with dry soils and full sun, being especially happy on shallow chalky soils in a hot dry yet sheltered location. Propagate annually by taking heal cuttings as this almost tender plant may well not make it through a cold wet winter.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Erysimum linifolium:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting

Weaknesses of Erysimum linifolium

  • Invasive top growth
  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Erysimum linifolium:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun

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Common Missspellings: Erisimum, Erisymum, Erisimem

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