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Oenothera fruticosa 'African Sun' (Large Plant)

Oenothera linearis, Evening Primrose, Sundrops

Hardy Perennial

The golden flowers of Evening Primrose are eye-catching and long-lasting. Oenothera is a reliable, tough, hardy perennial which will grow almost anywhere, even thriving on neglect.

Oenothera 'African Sun' is a special plant, with a rounded, compact habit. These mounded plants are excellent in borders, summer patio containers or bedding schemes. The golden blooms are also open all through the day, unlike other Evening Primrose strains. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Add petals to any salad to add a splash of colour with a lettuce-like flavour. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July, August, September
full sun, sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 1 litre potted oenothera plant

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted oenothera plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £16.99
    • 3 x 1 litre potted oenothera plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £21.99
Evening Primrose plants dislike wet soils in winter. Plant them in a well drained site, on free draining or even poor stony soil, in full sun.
Feed and water plants regularly until they are fully established. Once established, they will only require watering in the hottest of summers. Cut back faded flower stems and apply a mulch of well rotted manure around the crown of each plant in spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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