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15th February, we are pleased to say that the nursery and gardens are open to visitors. We are also still offering click and collect orders from the website. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please be aware that courier deliveries can be delayed, due to high volumes.

Oenothera - Care Guide

Growing Oenothera

Evening Primrose, Sundrops

The Oenothera which we grow are perfectly hardy forms of Evening Primrose. The two species which we grow have flowers which open during the day and are very short lived. They grow and flower best in full sun in poorish soils and are best divided in the spring although softwood cuttings are also straightforward.

O. fruticosa ‘Fireworks’ is a popular herbaceous border plant with purple-brown flushed leaves and yellow flowers opening progressively from red buds. This variety will grow 2-3ft in height.

O. speciosa ‘Siskiyou’ is smaller growing at around 12in with a similar spread. The flowers are rose-pink shading to a white centre with a greenish throat. This is more of a rock garden plant which dislikes excessive wet over winter.


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