Well branched plants, red stemmed with rich green, lanceolate foliage. The striking flowers are in whorls, vivid orange/red when fully open and when over, turn to red. Like many Oenotheras, the combination of open and spent bloom together, is stunning.Sow from late winter to mid-spring on the surface of a good seed compost just covering the seed with a thin layer of compost or vermiculite. Germination takes 14-21 days at 10-15Â°C (50-60Â°F). Donâ€™t exclude light, sealing in a polythene bag after sowing is helpful.