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Oenothera tetragona ‘Fireworks’

Sun drops

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourPurple green

Description

Oenothera tetragona ‘Fireworks’ (Sun drops). Spikes of fragrant, cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers are produced in mid summer to late summer. Bears glossy, medium green foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

N & S America

Interest and use

Rock garden.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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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