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Oenothera odorata is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.90 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Southern S. America - Chile.
|Pollinators||Lepidoptera, bees, Self
Prefers a dryish well-drained sandy loam and full sun[
]. Heavy clay soils may induce winter rots[
]. Succeeds in poor soils.
The flowers open in the evening, they are richly scented and are very attractive to moths.
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Seed - sow early spring in a sandy medium in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots of low-fertility soil and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant out in the following spring.