Erysimum Linifolium 'Bowles Mauve' or
"wallflower", is a genus of flowering plants in the cabbage
family, Brassicaceae. It includes more than 150 species, both
popular garden plants and many wild forms. This particular
species is a vigorous, shrubby, evergreen perennial. Leaves
are gray-green, narrow and lance-shaped. Flowers are mauve and
continuous (which seems to literally work the plant to death!)
Be prepared to replace plants every few years. A winner in the
cottage style garden and in flower from Spring until Autumn.
Photographed in July last year at Crescent Garden,
Gosport in a shady part of the gardens. For this image an
aperture of f5.6 was used to get as much flower detail as
possible while blurring the background out. The flower was in
shadow at the time, so required a little lightening in post to
balance with the light hitting the foliage of a small tree on
the right of the picture.