What is not presented to us by Mother Nature, surprising and striking our imagination. It is enough to plant evening primrose in your garden - and the miracle can be observed every evening, because it is at this time night candle (another name for the flower), dismisses its flowers, similar to a small sun. And what is her scent ...
Evening primrose belongs to the fireweed family. All in all there are almost 80 species of this plant. Moreover, evening primrose is both annual and biennial and perennial. Mainly biennial plants are grown in Russia.
Enotera in the photo usually represented by the most popular species - evening primrose, shrub evening primrose and Missouri evening primrose. The tallest of them is shrub evening primrose, which can reach a height of one meter. Missouri evening primrose, on the contrary, is lower and more compact (only 30-40 cm), for which it has gained great popularity lately.
Evening primrose stems are mostly straight, reaching a height of about 120 cm, but there are also creeping stems. The flower is glass-shaped, pleasant to the touch, with a predominantly yellow color. Although in many gardens one can observe white evening primrose, and pink and even purple. It is only a pity (or maybe not) that a fully open flower can be observed only at night, although flowering continues throughout the summer.
Evening primrose care will not be difficult even for inexperienced gardeners. The main thing here is to find a good place - a lit area with nutritious soil and drainage. They are planted with seeds in late spring to a depth of less than 1 cm. Subsequent care is the most common - regular watering, weeding, removal of wilted flowers. Evening primrose responds well to fertilizers.
In order to arrange the flower more successfully, to emphasize its beauty, you can use the Internet. Enotera in the photo, for example, at the edge of a reservoir, looks simply amazing.