Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Common Evening Primrose

Common Evening Primrose 

Oenothera biennis

Full to part sun, moderately wet to dry moisture level, adapted to a wide range of soils including clay, moderately acid to neutral pH.  4-6 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, yellow flowers, spreads moderately fast by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  A, D, G

Native Region:  Statewide

Biennial.  Fragrant flowers.  Can be weedy or invasive.  Attracts the Sphinx Moth.

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