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Evening Primrose Sundrops in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Oenothera Fruticosa 'Sundrops'

 

Evening Primrose 'Sundrops'

Evening primroses can be annuals, biennials or perennials. They have lance-shaped mid-green leaves, and four-petalled flowers that open in the evening in Summer and Autumn. 'Sundrops' is a perennial, well-suited to hot dry sites. The stems of 'Sundrops' are reddish in colour, and thin and hairy, and the yellow flowers open from red buds in early Summer

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plant Features
  • Evening Primrose Sundrops likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Evening Primrose Sundrops likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Evening Primrose Sundrops is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Evening Primrose Sundrops likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Evening Primrose 'Sundrops'

Latin name

Oenothera Fruticosa 'Sundrops'

type

Flowering plant

family

Onagraceae

ph

5.5 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Evening Primrose Sundrops likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Evening Primrose Sundrops is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Evening Primrose Sundrops likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Evening Primrose Sundrops likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Evening Primrose Sundrops is 1.00meters x 0.75meters 1.00 M 0.75 M

Oenothera Fruticosa 'Sundrops'

Evening primroses can be annuals, biennials or perennials. They have lance-shaped mid-green leaves, and four-petalled flowers that open in the evening in Summer and Autumn. 'Sundrops' is a perennial, well-suited to hot dry sites. The stems of 'Sundrops' are reddish in colour, and thin and hairy, and the yellow flowers open from red buds in early Summer


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Produces terminal clusters of bright yellow four-petaled flowers in late spring

 

Plant container plants

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container plants in a sunny position.

 

Propagation by Seed

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Fill a seed tray with seed compost, water and allow to drain. Sprinkle seeds over the surface allowing roughly 25mm space between seeds and cover with a thin layer of compost. Put tray in a clear polythene bag and place on a windowsill. When seedlings show remove plastic bag. When the second pair of leaves appear on the seedlings thin out to 50mm spacing by removing the weakest looking plants. After 2 or 3 weeks and when danger of frost has passed plants can then be planted outside into required position.

 
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