Erysimum 'Ruston Royal'


Conservation Plant - HPS Number P183




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  • Introduced: 2010
  • By: Norfolk & Suffolk Group
  • Date added to the website: 9th Jun 2023
  • Date updated on the website: 7th Nov 2023

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Conservation Scheme information for Erysimum ‘Ruston Royal’



  • ID: P183
  • Introduced: 2010
  • By: Norfolk & Suffolk Group
  • Reason: 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.
  • Verified by: not known
  • Description: Short-lived evergreen perennial.
  • Dimensions: 70cm x 50cm
  • Flowers: Flower spikes have both light and dark mauve cruciform flowers together.
  • Foliage: Evergreen, lanceolate bright green, heavily-serrated leaves.
  • Soil: Neutral to alkaline soil. Free-draining.
  • Aspect: Full sun
  • Pests: 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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