Beautiful bright buttery yellow 1-2 inch flowers burst from red buds from June through August, roundly narrow green leaves turn reddish in fall, salt tolerant, very popular with small bees and other pollinators, attracts hummingbirds, in warmer parts of its range it has evergreen rosettes of leaves, spreads by rhizomes and seed, drought tolerant. Supports 2 species of specialist bee that only feed on Oenothera sp. (Melissodes (Apomelissodes) fimbriatus and Lasioglossum (Sphecodogastra) oenotherae). Unlike most Oenothera, Narrowleaf Evening Primrose opens its flowers wide during the day.
1-2 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Native Range: NB to MI & MB, south to GA, AL, & LA
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