OENOTHERA SPECIOSA 'COPPER CANYON'
In spring and summer appears a long succession of large, fragrant, pale pink flowers, whilst the previous day's flowers fold up and turn red. We discovered this new plant in 2003 in a damp meadow, 7,000 feet above Copper Canyon in Southern Mexico.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Oenothera speciosa 'Copper Canyon'