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Oenothera speciosa 'Siskiyou'

Evening primrose

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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Plant details

This attractive perennial brings colour to the garden for months on end during summer and early autumn. Its saucer-shaped blooms open during the day, unlike those of many oenotheras. Plants should be grown in well-drained soil in a sunny position. Protect from winter wet. To propagate, take cuttings from late spring to mid-summer.

Family: Onagraceae

Genus: Oenothera

Species: speciosa

Cultivar: Siskiyou

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

Flowering period: June to September

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have this in my garden ,beware it can be very invasive,lovely ground cover in beds though

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