Scientific name: Oenothera
Higher classification: Onagraceae
Lower classifications: Oenothera deltoides, Oenothera rosea,Oenothera caespitosa, Oenothera glazioviana, Oenothera longissima,Oenothera fruticosa, Oenothera perennis, Oenothera elata, Oenothera speciosa, Oenothera californica, Oenothera primiveris, Oenothera xylocarpa, Oenothera biennis, Oenothera laciniata
Evening Primrose, a great and easy plant which provides beautiful yellow blooms early in the evening. Grows tall up to 4 feet tall and once you have them in the garden they are prolific self seeders and pop up all over the place. Perfect for me as I have a traditional cottage garden style so hap hazard is good. But of course if your into a more regulated style you can always life and replant where you want them.
Here are the next years plants growing from the seeds released the year before. They will happily grow over the winter and are hardy so will be quite safe from the cold winter months. Then in the spring will grow rapidly and produce the attractive yellow blooms
They seems to want to grow anywhere so sometimes i remove the small plants from in between the blocks on the patio, I will carefully remove them and pot them to make sure they are okay before replanting back into the garden somewhere.
Below a few pictures of them around the garden. The plants will flower for a long time, can be up to two months. The height can be seen in the pictures. I love Evening Primrose's and they need little or no maintenance. Great resistance to slugs and snails as they don't seem to be interested in them. Just remove the dead flower buds each day to keep them flowering.
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.