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Oenothera elata hookeri

Evening Primrose, Oenothera hookeri, Sundrops

Rough and tough American natives, the many varieties of Evening Primrose are grown for their showy yellow-pink or white cup-shaped flowers. Their petals often have a satiny sheen or delicate shading which makes them irresistible. True to their name, some Evening Primrose flowers open only in the evening or on cloudy days. Varieties which open during the day are called Sundrops -- you will see some referred to as Evening Primroses. Use in wild or meadow gardens and in the front of flower borders. Given full sun, most require little care. Plants sold throughout the growing season, and seed is easy to germinate.
Oenothera elata hookeri, Evening Primrose, Oenothera hookeri, Sundrops
Native to sandy bluffs in a moist, coastal to slightly inland climate, this perennial does better in moist places. The yellow flowers open in the late afternoon and remain open until sunrise. Color fades to reddish-orange with age. Elliptical leaves are downy.

Attributes - Oenothera elata hookeri

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 6 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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Oenothera berlandieri, Oenothera caespitosa, Oenothera missourensis 'Siskiyou', Oenothera missouriensis, Oenothera tetragona
 
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