Plant of the Month - May 2017

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Flowering from February right through to midsummer, this hardy perennial deserves a place in the garden. A member of the Wallflower family, Erysimum, especially the variety, Bowles Mauve', gives sheer flower power, producing masses of mauve flowers above clumps of grey-green, evergreen foliage. This tough little Erysimum is versatile, undemanding and copes with even the poorest of soils. This plant is perfect for filling beds and containers for long lasting colour.

Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24")

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Erysimum Bowles Mauve

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