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A picture of a Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'

Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'

Photo by Roosie (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'

Some purple Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' flowers
Some purple Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' flowers
Some pink purple Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' flowers
A photo of Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'
A photo of Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'

Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve' Overview

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial that produces bright green foliage and tall racemes of fragrant purple flowers, blooming in early spring to late summer. Also known as Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve', this bushy herbaceous plant prefers a spot in full sun with well-drained and not too fertile soil, making it a perfect plant for Mediterranean, Gravel or Coastal style gardens. Lightly trimming the plant after flowering will help prevent it from getting too leggy. This cultivar has earned a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants that support pollinator populations by providing ample nectar and pollen. An excellent choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'

How to propagate Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'


You can propagate the seeds in the spring or autumn.


Softwood cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Short-tongued bumblebees, solitary bees and butterflies.

Winter colour

Autumn colour

Other uses of Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'

Grown for their flowers. Suitable for borders, banks and rock gardens. This plant suits being included in planting schemes for exposed or sheltered locations with any south, east or west-facing aspects.


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