Evening primrose, Oenothera odorata 'Apricot Delight'

Oenothera odorata ‘Apricot Delight’

Evening primrose

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Oenothera odorata 'Apricot Delight'
  • Common name: Evening primrose
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Orange

Peach

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Bronze

Green

Evening primroses, Oenothera, are a group of annuals, biennials and perennials, native to North and South America. They’re so-called because the flowers of many species open in the evenings to attract pollinators that are specialised to collecting pollen from them. Many evening primroses have richly scented flowers.

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Oenothera odorata ‘Apricot Delight’ is a splendid variety, producing flowers throughout summer that gradually shift in colour from pale lemon, through apricot then ending on salmon. The flowers typically open in the evenings to release a delicious fragrance.

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For best results, grow Oenothera ‘Apricot Delight’ in full sun or dappled shade in well-drained soil. It’s usually grown from seed sown in spring, and once established, should self-seed and spread by rhizomes, though it’s not an aggressive spreader.

How to grow Oenothera 'Apricot Delight'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cut back
Cut back

Do not Cut back in January

Do not Cut back in February

Do not Cut back in March

Do not Cut back in April

Do not Cut back in May

Do not Cut back in June

Do not Cut back in July

Do not Cut back in August

Do not Cut back in September

Do Cut back in October

Do Cut back in November

Do not Cut back in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' and wildlife

Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' poisonous?

Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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