Oenothera tetragona

Common Sundrops, Evening Primrose, Oenothera fruticosa glauca

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 tetragona, Common Sundrops, Evening Primrose, Oenothera fruticosa glauca
Saucer-shaped, 1-inch-wide flowers bloom atop 18-inch-tall stems. Smooth leaves are green or blue-gray, though young foliage is tinted red.

Attributes - Oenothera tetragona

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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Oenothera berlandieri, Oenothera caespitosa, Oenothera elata hookeri, Oenothera missourensis 'Siskiyou', Oenothera missouriensis
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