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Oenothera campylocalyx (Evening primrose)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Oenothera campylocalyx

Other names

Evening primrose

Genus

Oenothera Oenothera

Species

O. campylocalyx - O. campylocalyx is an herbaceous perennial with upright, narrow dark-green foliage and deep orange, lightly fragrant, bowl-shaped flowers in summer.


Oenothera campylocalyx is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is scented.

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Dark-orange in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Oenothera campylocalyx (Evening primrose) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Oenothera campylocalyx

Other names

Evening primrose

Genus

Oenothera Oenothera

Species

O. campylocalyx - O. campylocalyx is an herbaceous perennial with upright, narrow dark-green foliage and deep orange, lightly fragrant, bowl-shaped flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is scented.

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Dark-orange in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Oenothera campylocalyx (Evening primrose) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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