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Oenothera fruticosa

Narrowleaf Evening Primrose

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Narrowleaf Evening Primrose is a wildlife-friendly perennial featuring four-petaled, yellow flowers, which bloom April-July on erect stems. ...

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Description:

Narrowleaf Evening Primrose is a wildlife-friendly perennial featuring four-petaled, yellow flowers, which bloom April-July on erect stems. Despite its common name, the flowers are open during the day. Its nectar provides food for hummingbirds, butterflies, and native bees. The flowers are followed by attractive seed pods that add ornamental interest to your garden. Use Narrowleaf Evening Primrose in borders, rock gardens, and wild gardens around your yard.

Plant Details:

Other Common Names: Sundrops

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial

New Jersey Native: Yes

Deer Resistance: None

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Salt Tolerance: High

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: All Regions in NJ

Grows in Special Ecoregions: Barrier Island/Coastal

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic, Sandy, Clay

Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 1 - 3 ft

Spread: 1 - 2 ft

Growth Rate: Medium