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Oenothera longifolia 'Lemon Sunset' (Evening primrose 'Lemon Sunset')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Oenothera longifolia 'Lemon Sunset'

Other names

Evening primrose 'Lemon Sunset'

Genus

Oenothera Oenothera

Variety or Cultivar

'Lemon Sunset' _ 'Lemon Sunset' is an upright, herbaceous perennial that has grey-green leaves and yellow, saucer shaped flowers in spring until autumn. The flowers turn a coral colour when they fade.


Oenothera longifolia 'Lemon Sunset' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is scented.

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Pale-yellow, Coral-pink in Spring; Coral-pink, Pale-yellow in Summer; Pale-yellow, Coral-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey, Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green, Green in Summer; Grey-green, Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Oenothera longifolia 'Lemon Sunset' (Evening primrose 'Lemon Sunset') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wildflower

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Oenothera longifolia 'Lemon Sunset'

Other names

Evening primrose 'Lemon Sunset'

Genus

Oenothera Oenothera

Variety or Cultivar

'Lemon Sunset' _ 'Lemon Sunset' is an upright, herbaceous perennial that has grey-green leaves and yellow, saucer shaped flowers in spring until autumn. The flowers turn a coral colour when they fade.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is scented.

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow, Coral-pink in Spring; Coral-pink, Pale-yellow in Summer; Pale-yellow, Coral-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey, Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green, Green in Summer; Grey-green, Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Oenothera longifolia 'Lemon Sunset' (Evening primrose 'Lemon Sunset') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wildflower

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, 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

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