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Erysimum ‘Ruston Royal’

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2010

Introduced by
Norfolk & Suffolk Group

Reason for Inclusion
Discovered as a chance seedling at East Ruston Old Vicarage. Alan Gray believes this to be a cross between Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ and a Canary Island species.

Verification
not known

Brief description of plant
Short-lived evergreen perennial.

Height x Spread
70cm x 50cm

Flowers
Flower spikes have both light and dark mauve cruciform flowers together.

Foliage
Evergreen, lanceolate bright green, heavily-serrated leaves.

Flowering Time
May - Sept

Soil type
Neutral to alkaline soil. Free-draining.

Aspect
Full sun

Pests and diseases
Like all brassicas they can be susceptible to flea beetle damage which appears as small holes in the leaves. Club root can be a problem if the soil is too acid.

Cultivation
Short-lived perennial with typical lifespan of 3-4 yrs so needs to be propagated regularly.

Propagation
Take soft or semi-ripe cuttings to root in gritty compost under glass, with or without heat.


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