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Evening primrose

Oenothera rosea

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

45cm

25cm

Min

-30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Evening primrose Overview

An upright perennial or annual to averagely 40cm. Bears obovate leaves and pinkish flowers. Native to Peru.

Common problems with Evening primrose

How to propagate Evening primrose

Seed

Propagate from seeds.

Division

Division in spring or autumn.

Cuttings

From 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.