Oenothera pallida 'Innocence' / Evening Primrose / Seeds

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Oenothera pallida 'Innocence' / Evening Primrose / Seeds

A lovely scented Evening Primrose with large white and pink-tinged flowers from June to September.  Plants form a mound of leaves, growing to a height of 30-50cm, followed by sweet-scented flowers, which open in the afternoon and evening, all summer from June to September/October.  Flowers emerge white and age into pale pink.  They look great in borders, near paths and seating areas where the scent can be enjoyed and in alpine, gravel and Mediterranean gardens.  Pollinators love these plants.

Evening Primrose grows best in full sun to part shade and well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil.  Plants are drought tolerant once established and tolerate coastal sites.


Pack of approx 100 seeds.  Sow in spring either indoors or outdoors directly into cultivated ground.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.  


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Hardiness Hardy short-lived perennial
Flowers June to September/October
Height 30 - 50cm
Spread 20 - 40cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil. 

Sow in spring. Sow indoors in a tray of compost, keep at 15-20C and germination takes 2-3 weeks.   Transplant young seedlings into small pots and then outside into the ground or into containers, after hardening off.   Or sow directly into cultivated ground where you wish the plants to grow, in April and May.  


Cut plants back hard in autumn once they have finished flowering.  Plants self-seed in the right conditions.