Also known as
Sun drops, Sun cups
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Evening primrose Overview
This genus consists of about 120 species of annuals, biennials and perennials. They will produce short-lived flowers which are borne during the summer, with 4 delicate petals which can be yellow or sometimes pink, red or white.
How to propagate Evening primrose
You can propagate by seed or division in autumn or spring.
Softwood cuttings in late spring.
Other uses of Evening primrose
Grown for their profuse but short-lived flowers in summer. Suitable for coastal conditions. Oenothera biennis is used medicinally.