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Oenothera erythrosepala

Large-flowered evening primrose

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread-0.3m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Oenothera erythrosepala (Large-flowered evening primrose). This perennial has upright stems with large, rough leaves. The flowers produce reddish sepals with large pale yellow petals. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Upright, stout, leafy. ROOT: Thick, white tap-root. HAIRS: Mostly short, some long with swollen, red bases. STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Short or almost absent. BRACTS: Leaf-like below. FLOWER STALK: Shorter than flower. SEPALS: 4, bases joined, tubular, red-striped, bending back on opening. PETALS: 4, twisted together in bud, broad, overlapping, notched. STAMENS: 8, bases curved. STIGMA: 1, 4-lobed, on long style. OVARY: 1, below sepals, 4-celled. SEEDS: Numerous, oblong.

Characteristics

Biennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Evening primrose

Origin

N & S America

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • 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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