Erysimum Bowles Mauve
Erysimum Bowles Mauve
Erysimum Bowles Mauve
Erysimum Bowles Mauve
Erysimum Bowles Mauve
Erysimum Bowles Mauve
Erysimum Bowles Mauve
Erysimum Bowles Mauve

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'

  • A superb evergreen perennial with beautiful mauve-purple flowers that carry a lovely light fragrance.
  • Flowers over an incredibly long season, from February until October!
  • Loved by bees and butterflies and a whole host of other beneficial insects.
  • Easy to grow and care for, and an incredible garden performer and great for cut flowers.
  • Supplied as 6 x plug plants, ready to pot on or plant out, reaching a height and spread of 50 cm (20 in).

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Item: 480774
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The perennial wallflower, Erysimum has the same lightly scented flowers, but with no need to replant ever year. They have an amazingly long flowering season from as early as February right through spring and summer and into autumn.

‘Bowles Mauve’ is a fabulous variety, with masses of flower spikes covered in deep purple buds that open into gorgeous mauvy purple flowers that will almost completely cover the evergreen foliage. They are excellent cut flowers, bringing their subtle fragrance into your home and lasting up to ten days in a vase.

These glorious plants are perfect for growing in beds, borders and pots and thrive in both full sunshine and partial shade, so everyone can grow these somewhere in their garden. They are a magnet for bees, butterflies and lots of other beneficial insects.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Erysimum are so easy to look after, needing only regular removal of faded flower spikes and then cutting back to the ground during winter when flowering has come to an end.

Supplied as 6 x plug plants, ready to pot on or plant out, reaching a height and spread of 50 cm (20 in).

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Supplied as 6 x plug plants.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Fully hardy, but if the soil is not well drained protection is advised in the very coldest of winters.

Care Information

  • Give your plugs a little attention on arrival - unpack them immediately, and either mist them or stand them in water for an hour - they may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover. If you can’t do this, they can sit in Mini Greenhouses for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • We recommend that you leave them to settle for a day somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When you're ready to pot on, use a good quality, multi-purpose compost, and fill 3-4in pots (7-10cm).
  • Make a hole in the compost with a dibber or your finger, then holding each plug by its root ball, place it into the hole and gently firm the compost around it.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry as they don’t like to be left in standing water.
  • Grow on either on a bright windowsill or a greenhouse for 3-4 weeks before potting up into containers or into flower beds.
  • If planting directly into flower beds when all risk of frost has passed, prepare the ground well, removing weeds and digging in some compost or well-rotted manure if your soil is not already rich.
  • Plant approx. 30 cm (1 ft) apart to allow them room to grow.


  • Feed using a high-potash feed such as Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser for Flowers & Fruits, to encourage flowering.
  • Remove faded flower stalks.
  • Trim lightly in winter, after flowing has finished, to stop plants becaming leggy.

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Planting Time
Flowering Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
70 cm
50 cm
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