A longstanding garden favourite, Glaucous Evening Primrose is a popular choice for sunny borders.
From late spring to late summer, Oenothera tetragona bears 6 cm, saucer-shaped flowers in golden yellow, which contrast beautifully with its red tinged buds and stems. The erect flower stems are held above glossy green, narrow leaves. This evening primrose loves freely draining soil, where it will happily seed about if you let it. Grow it with other Mediterranean dry-loving species. It associates especially well with contrasting blue-flowered plants such as Lavenders. Evening primroses are low - maintenance plants which blend effortlessly into naturalistic schemes and cope well with dry, hot sites such as wall side borders or coastal gardens.
Oenothera fruticosa subsp. tetragona is best in full sun to part sun. Use this plant in hot dry places such as wild gardens, rock gardens, erosion control on banks, meadows, native plant areas, or cottage gardens. Anything too shady will lead to leggy plants.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.