Bowles Me Away Wallflower

Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles Me Away' PPAF

Especially vibrant in spring, this easy perennial continues blooming into summer's heat and often through winter in mild coastal areas, where the narrow, gray-green foliage may also stay year-round. Bright shades of lilac flowers are perfect in mixed borders, cottage and cutting gardens. Mildly drought tolerant in part shade, once established.
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Filtered sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat; less once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationer-RIS-ih-mum line-ih-FO-lee-um
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms nearly year-round in mild climates.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat; less once established.

Provide average, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Shelter young plants in winter, in colder zones. Prune lightly midsummer to promote continued bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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