OENOTHERA versicolor 'Sunset Boulevard'

Medium
Sun
Orange
Reasonable soil
Well drained soil
Summer
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread:  50cm x 50cm

Commonly known as 'Mexican Evening Primrose', its delicate flowers are arranged in circles or whorls around the tips of very upright reddish-green stems and pointed green foliage.  Individual flowers open a delicious tangerine orange before fading to red, creating a multi-tonal effect not unlike a sunset on each spike.  Make sure you plant it with backlight for the full effect.

This exotic looking bushy perennial is perfect for a 'hot' themed border combined with dark reds and purples, but also makes a striking specimen plant for a container.  Regular deadheading will encourage it to flower all summer long.  Easy to grow, it prefers a reasonable, well-drained soil in full sun.