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Oenothera versicolor 'Sunset Boulevard' (Evening primrose 'Sunset Boulevard')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Oenothera versicolor 'Sunset Boulevard'

Other names

Evening primrose 'Sunset Boulevard'

Genus

Oenothera Oenothera

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunset Boulevard' _ 'Sunset Boulevard' is an upright, herbaceous perennial that has mid-green foliage with a distinctive purple-bronze central marking, most pronounced in young growth. The flowers bloom from a large crown of buds that burst in succession, opening bright orange and deepening to red and produced throughout summer in large quantities.


Oenothera versicolor 'Sunset Boulevard' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is scented.

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Orange, Red, Orange-red in Summer

Foliage

Bronze, Purple, Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green, Flushed purple 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 versicolor 'Sunset Boulevard' (Evening primrose 'Sunset Boulevard') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, 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 versicolor 'Sunset Boulevard'

Other names

Evening primrose 'Sunset Boulevard'

Genus

Oenothera Oenothera

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunset Boulevard' _ 'Sunset Boulevard' is an upright, herbaceous perennial that has mid-green foliage with a distinctive purple-bronze central marking, most pronounced in young growth. The flowers bloom from a large crown of buds that burst in succession, opening bright orange and deepening to red and produced throughout summer in large quantities.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is scented.

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Orange, Red, Orange-red in Summer

Foliage

Bronze, Purple, Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green, Flushed purple 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 versicolor 'Sunset Boulevard' (Evening primrose 'Sunset Boulevard') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m 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

Partial Shade, 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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