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Oenothera caespitosa

Evening primrose

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhitish pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Oenothera caespitosa (Evening primrose). This is a small perennial with a compact and low growing habit, The flowers are very fragrant and will bloom in late afternoon and evening, they are white and as they age turn to soft rosy pink.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Fragrant

Origin

W. USA

Interest and use

Ground cover, rock garden, fragrance

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They usually frost hardy and will grow best in a well-drained, sandy soil in an open, sunny situation, and they will tolerate dry conditions. You can propagate from seeds or by division in spring or autumn, or from softwood cuttings in late spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or division in autumn or spring or by softwood cuttings in late spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slugs, leaf spot and mildew. Root rot in wet, heavy soil.

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