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Oenothera fruticosa

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun, Part shade
Soils: Average, well-drained
Bloom Time: Yellow in May, June, July
Size: 12-24 inches in height; 24-30 inch spread

Plant as a companion in a border or meadow. Also called narrow-leaf evening primrose it grows in challenging conditions and provides yellow flowers for months. It is a rapid spreader but not usually aggressive. This evening primrose blooms during the day rather than the evening.

Garden Companions

Greater Tickseed (Coreopsis major), Goldenrods (Solidago spp.)

Nature Benefits

• Attracts wide variety of bees, birds, butterflies
• Larval host for Sphinx moths

Native Habitat

Occurs along edges of salt marshes, brackish ponds, and tidal rivers.

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