Botanical Name: Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'
Common Name: Bowles Mauve Wallflower  
Plant photo of: Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Perennial


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Steve Mullany/Syrek
  • Description

  • Notes

This shrubby evergreen perennial reaches a size of 3' tall and 6' wide with narrow, dark foliage and a dense habit. Its flowers always emerge as mauve purple, and are produced on 4' tall stalks. It blooms throughout warm months but can bloom continuously in mild climates. It should receive sun to part shade, with little or no summer watering. It is hardy to frost.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.