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Unknown Evening Primrose revisited

RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1022538/unknown-evening-primrose#latest

Thanks to the people who helped me to try and identify my plant.
It is now flowering and appears to be, Lemon Sunset.
A pretty pale yellow that turns orange as the flowers fade.
It has made a long central stem with shorter satellite ones surrounding it all by itself.
I am very pleased with it, and hope I can manage to keep it.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I grow that one @Rubytoo It self-seeds easily and comes true.  I find they last several years.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    @BobTheGardener Thanks that is great news, and no wonder you got it spot on in my first thread  :D
    It is still in the long pot, I don't think they do well in heavy soil, and like poorer conditions?
    It is a nice airy elegant plant compared to the Oenothora biennis.
    So happy it will come true from seed.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    They have long tap roots (which don't really like being moved, but planting out from a pot shouldn't be an issue) so more than probably prefer poorer conditions.  I find seedlings often appear at the edges of my raised beds, or in gravel, and move them at that stage to somewhere I want them. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    Thanks @BobTheGardener , I will have to try and make the conditions better (=poorer, gravelly) :)
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