Evening Primrose


Photo credit: Andreas Rockstein

 

Evening Primrose

(Oenothera biennis)

 

Height:

    • 3 to 6 feet

Bloom:

    • July to October

Classification:

    • Native
    • Biennial

Sun:

    • Full to part sun

Soil moisture:

    • Medium

Used by:

    • Honey bees (flowers),
    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Moths (flowers),
    • Hummingbirds (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage),
    • Songbirds (seeds)

Notes:

    • Flowers open in the evening and close by mid-day.
    • Will self-seed and may spread.

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Plant Flowers that Open at Different Times of the Day

Common Evening Primrose

Native range in North America:

 

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