Oenothera versicolour ‘Sunset Boulevard’ seeds – ( Evening primrose)

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Description

This is a very handsome evening primrose whose cup shaped flowers open tangerine and change through rose pink shades as it ages during the day. It makes a great border plant , which is bushy and has strong upstanding flower stems. It can be grown as an annual in colder areas. It should not be grown in soil which is too rich , as it prefers soil which is lean. It can tolerate some drought and likes a sunny position

Sowing advice

Sow in late winter-spring under cover. Surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed raising mix. Just cover seed with a sprinkling of soil. Cover with glass or pastic to maintain humidity. Ideal temp. 10-15°C. Germination takes 2-3 weeks approx. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Biennial, Perennial

Family

Onagraceae

Maximum Height

approx 60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30