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Evening Primrose

Botanical name: Oenothera
Family: Onagraceae
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial
Ideal planting time Winter
Size: Generally 30-50cm tall

  • Iceberg: 50cm wide, minimal spreading
  • Evening Pink: 50cm & fast spreading.
  • Buttercup: 15-20cm. Non spreading

Spacing:
  • Iceberg: 50cm apart
  • Evening Pink: 50cm or more apart.
  • Buttercup: 15-20cm apart

Aspect: Full sun.
Soil: Rich, well draining.
Watering: Keep moist whilst growing.
Fertilising: General purpose fertiliser. Liquid feeding during growth encourages more flowers.
Flowering time: Summer - Autumn
Climatic tolerances: Sub.trop to cool.
Pruning required: Remove unwanted growth and cut back after flowering to encourage further flushes.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:34 AM
Keywords: Evening Primrose, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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