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l3ossl3oss Posts: 7
Hi all
Can anyone tell me what plant this is and how to maintain it throughout the seasons. Should I be cutting this back or is it a plant that can just be left alone?


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,334
    Erysmum Bowle Mauve.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,460
    Yes, not a long-lived plant. Flowers its socks off for a few years then tends to get woody/leggy and at that stage can fail to regrow after pruning. But such a good long flowering season that it's well worth taking cuttings every couple of years to keep it going.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • l3ossl3oss Posts: 7
    Thanks for your help everyone. It has been in for 2 years now and noticed it has started getting patchy and feels very brittle.
    Thanks again. 
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