Oenothera versicolor Sunset Boulevard

Mexican Evening Primrose, Sundrops

$9.95 ea. (3+ discount) $9.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: OESB

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A nonstop dazzler if you avoid too rich a soil. Delicate, tangerine cup-shaped blossoms of Oenothera Sunset Boulevard transition to crimson rose - a glowing sunset on maroon-tinged stems. Upright habit, blooms form on spikes with narrow lance-shaped foliage. Absolutely glows when backlit by the sun. Long blooming.

Details

Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 15"
Spacing: Plant 18-24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Peach
Accent: Rose
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Groundcovers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

Oenothera General Information

Oenothera are spikes of colorful cup-shaped flowers that open with the new day. These colorful varieties make fine additions to borders and rock gardens alike. Avoid wet feet. Fills in rapidly so give it plenty of room. Not fussy as to soil type.

Oenothera Plant Care

This trouble-free plant is tolerant of poor, dry soil and self sows readily. After flowering, can be sheared back by 1/3 and shaped for nice form in the garden. Can be divided in spring or fall every 4 - 5 years or as needed to control spread.