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Erysimum Bowles Mauve * Purple Wall Flower

Erysimum Bowles Mauve brings to mind graceful round balls of purple. The leaves are gray green and slender, the flowers held on stalks above the foliage. Erysimum Bowles Mauve will last 2 seasons and maybe three. Often it should have been pulled out after the two but stays anyways with the misbegotten hope that it will recover. The flower stalks can get to three feet in diameter. The plants will look better if the flower stalks are removed once they get more than a foot long. Trimming off the older flowers encourages new ones. The Purple Wallflower blooms spring through fall. Erysimum Bowles Mauve is used best for a young garden or to give highlights to an older one. I think of using it much like an annual that lasts for a couple of seasons. The plant used to go under the genus name of Chieranthes.

Erysimum Bowles Mauve, Purple Wall Flower

Purple flowers of Erysimum Bowles Mauve the Purple Wallflower. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Erysimum Genus featured on this site:
Erysimum Apricot Twist
Erysimum Jenny Brook
Erysimum linifolium variegatum