Erysimum 'Bowles's Yellow'
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Isle of Wight Group
Reason for Inclusion
Interesting association with E.A.Bowles. Less well-known than Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'
Purchased from Cotswold Garden Flowers
Brief description of plant
Short-lived evergreen perennial.
Height x Spread
25cm x 25cm
Bright, butter-yellow cruciform flowers opening from red-tinged buds.
Evergreen, lanceolate dark green leaves.
April - June
Neutral to alkaline soil. Free-draining.
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.
Short-lived perennial with typical lifespan of 3-4 yrs so needs to be propagated regularly.
Take soft or semi-ripe cuttings to root in gritty compost under glass, with or without heat.