A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants
Missouri Evening Primrose, Bigfruit Evening Primrose
Full sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates poor soils including clay. 8-12 inches height, blooms late spring through summer, bright yellow flowers, will self-seed under optimum growing conditions.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Only occurs in Wilson and Rutherford counties of the Central Basin Plateau
Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee. Low maintenance plant with stunning, large yellow flowers on a somewhat sprawling mound of leaves and stems. Easy to grow. Will grow in fertile soil but has a hard time competing with other plants. Attracts hummingbirds, moths and bees.