Common Evening Primrose

Oenothera biennis (Common Evening Primrose)

Oenothera biennis(Herbaceous Perennial)

The common name of Common Evening Primrose describes habit of the plant's flowers to open in the evening and close by the following noon. The flower has a bright nectar guide pattern, invisible in visible light, but apparent under ultraviolet light, which assists its pollination by moths, butterflies and bees.

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Hardy plant with sturdy stems
Abundant flowers
Attracts pollinators


24-40 Inches



12-18 Inches

Growing & Maintenance Tips

Good choice for meadows, rock gardens and cultivated beds. Cannot be grown in shade.


USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 8

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