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Erysimum hybrid Bowles Mauve

Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)
Perennials, Flowers

ERYSIMUM

This genus swallowed up Cheiranthus, which included the old-fashioned biennial bedding-plant wallflowers and several choice perennials. All have the typical clustered four-petaled flowers that give the crucifers their name, but their habits and uses differ widely.

Erysimum hybrid

Many excellent choices available under this group.

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'
Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'

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Bowles Mauve

This is the most popular of the Erysimum hybrids, growing 3 ft. tall and 4–6 ft. wide, with narrow gray-green leaves held on erect stems, each topped by a 1 1/2 -ft.-long, narrow, spikelike cluster of mauve flowers. Best in areas with cool summers and mild winters, where bloom is practically continual; elsewhere plants bloom from winter through spring.

Often short lived.

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