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Oenothera tetragona

Sun drops

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread-0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow

Description

Oenothera tetragona (Sun drops). A bushy deciduous perennial with oval, lance-shaped tapered green yellow leaves. Bears clusters of funnel-shaped, golden yellow flowers in early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

N & S America

Interest and use

Rock garden.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Poor quality, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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

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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