Common Evening Primrose Picture

Leafy spikes bear large (up to 2 inch across) yellow lemon-scented flowers from July through August, flower open each evening and close by noon, attracts hummingbirds, large strap-like basal leaves (up to 1 foot long) give rise to smaller leaves on the flowering stalks, birds love the seeds, establishes well in sandy & rocky soil, drought tolerant. Note: this plant is a BIENNIAL (as the scientific name would imply) that flowers and dies every other year.

Dry To Average
Full Sun
2-6 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-10a
Biennial
Deer Resistant

Native Range: Labrador west across s. ON to WA, south to NM & FL

Germination - Very Easy: Surface sow, germinates at cool temperatures

Common Evening Primrose in a 3.5 inch pot $9.25 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

Common Evening Primrose Seed Packet $4.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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Common Evening Primrose Picture