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Erysimum ‘Pastel Patchwork’ (photo courtesy of Pacific Plug & Liner)
Erysimum ‘Pastel Patchwork’ (photo courtesy of Pacific Plug & Liner)

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Erysimum ‘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 ‘Bowles Mauve’ (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)
Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

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Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

This is the most popular of the Erysimum hybrids, growing to 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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