Oenothera ‘Crown Imperial’

This hybrid was the first cultivar of an ongoing breeding programe .

In 1997 one plant threw up a tall shoot and when it opened it looked just like a crown imperial (fritillary plant).

Praise for O. ‘Crown Imperial’, it is a stately eye-catching plant producing deep red buds that open to reveal silk lemon petals coupled with attractive glossy green foliage.

This is truly a winning combination, O.Crown Imperial’ certainly lives up to it regal name.

  • Any garden soil
  • Clumps with large rich green leaves
  • Bright yellow flowers
  • Summer flowering
  • A perfect choice for cut flowers
  • Gardens, borders, containers and mixed beds
  • Deer resistant




Genus Oenothera
Cultivar 'Crown Imperial'
Category Perennial
Height & Spread 40 - 50 cm high
Plant Breeders Rights
Colours Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.
  • Peter Moore Longstock Nursery 2002

  • Close up Crown Imperial 2001

  • Peter Moore

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