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Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'

Other names

Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve', Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve', Erysimum linifolium glaucum , Erysimum 'E.A. Bowles', Erysimum linifolium 'Mauve Clusters', Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'

Genus

Erysimum Erysimum

Variety or Cultivar

'Bowles's Mauve' _ 'Bowles's Mauve' is an upright, bushy evergreen perennial with narrowly lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and erect racemes of mauve to purple flowers from late winter into summer.

Wallflowers are nectar rich plants, which encourage benefical wildlife, such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies into the garden


Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are slightly fragrant

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer; Purple in Winter

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Flea beetles , Slugs , Snails Flea beetles , Slugs , Snails

Clubroot , Downy mildew Clubroot , Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Trim lightly after flowering to prevent plants becoming leggy.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained (ideally alkaline) soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'

Other names

Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve', Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve', Erysimum linifolium glaucum , Erysimum 'E.A. Bowles', Erysimum linifolium 'Mauve Clusters', Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'

Genus

Erysimum Erysimum

Variety or Cultivar

'Bowles's Mauve' _ 'Bowles's Mauve' is an upright, bushy evergreen perennial with narrowly lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and erect racemes of mauve to purple flowers from late winter into summer.

Wallflowers are nectar rich plants, which encourage benefical wildlife, such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies into the garden

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are slightly fragrant

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer; Purple in Winter

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Flea beetles , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Clubroot , Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Trim lightly after flowering to prevent plants becoming leggy.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained (ideally alkaline) soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve')

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci non-European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Non-European populations of Bemisia tabaci pose an additional risk to European populations due to the potential for introducing non-European viruses.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve')

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

The UK has a protected zone in place for this pest which helps to mitigate the risk of entry and establishment. An EFSA opinion is currently being discussed at the EU Annexes Working Group which recommends further strengthening of the regulation.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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