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Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'.

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My Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' is not looking too well this spring. It is about one and a half to two years old and flowered beautifully for me last year. But it seems not to have come through the winter too well, and what a harsh winter this has been! Some parts of it look quite well, but other parts are looking a bit bare and dead. I'm hoping that it is going to make a come back as the growing season starts to get going, but have some doubts as to whether it will.
Can anyone offer me any hope? What ought I to do with it?
Best wishes, JONATHAN H.




I have a different Erysimum, Apricot Delight, which has suffered in the same way. I have cut off the dead parts and given it a haircut in the hope that it might produce new growth.

18 Mar, 2009


Although this is a 'perennial' wallfllower, it is still not very long-lived because it uses so much energy flowering for months on end. I would recommend taking cuttings as well as pruning out the bits that are not looking too good

18 Mar, 2009


yes mine is also looking sad, but i have taken cuttings and keeping fingers crossed.

18 Mar, 2009


can you possibly tell me how I should take cuttings from mine - it too, is looking sorry for its self!

8 Apr, 2009

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