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Evening Primrose - 25 Plants (Big 3 Yr)

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Evening Primrose

The Evening Primrose is a very showy flower with unique blooming habits. While yellow is its most common variety, it also comes in tones of pink and white. Also known as Oenothera Biennis, Fever Plant, or Suncups, this heat-loving plant is drought-resistant and low-maintenance.

Evening Primrose Plants Bloom In The Evening

Reaching over two feet tall with a two-foot spread at maturity, this flower derives its name from its unusual blooming habits. This biennial plant will open its flowers around sunset and close them around noon the next day. A member of the Onagraceae family, this plant's roots penetrate deep into the soil.

Native to North America, this plant has a rosette leaf style at its base. Tall, hairy stems will shoot up and play host to lance-shaped leaves. These stalks will take on a purple hue as they grow. At the stem's apex, you'll find four-petaled cone-shaped flowers that love to bloom in clusters between May and September. Even better, they each emit a gentle, lemony aroma that is pleasant for any home gardener.

This fast-growing herbaceous plant makes it the perfect addition to any open landscape area you want to fill. Its ability to grow in poor soils makes it ideal for hard-to-grow spots in any garden. This hardy plant is self-seeding and isn't prone to serious diseases or pest infestations. It's deer-resistant and will attract bees, butterflies, and various birds.

This wildflower will transition from flowers to fruit pods in late July. These pods will be filled with close to 1,000 seeds that will be spread around via the wind to repropagate the Evening Primrose. They are typically about one and a quarter of an inch in size and appear much thicker at their base than at their tip.

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