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Oenothera fruticosa ‘Fireworks’

Evening primrose

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.25m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Oenothera fruticosa ‘Fireworks’ (Evening primrose). This is a biennial or perennial species it will grow to about 1m, It produces reddish, erect, branching stem and narrow leaves. The flowers are deep yellow.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Common sun drops, Sun drops

Origin

N.E. America

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover, border, fragrance, wildflower/meadow

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They usually frost hardy and will grow best in a rich, well-drained, sandy soil in an open, sunny situation, and they will tolerate dry conditions.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division in spring or autumn, or from 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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