Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Sundrops, Narrowleaf Evening Primrose

Sundrops, Narrowleaf Evening Primrose

Oenothera fruticosa

Full sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, regular garden soil, slightly acid pH.  18-24 inches height, blooms late spring to early summer, bright yellow flowers, will spread but not overly aggressive.

Germination Code:  A.  Seed viability is low; division is the easiest method.

Native Region:  Scattered lightly statewide but mostly concentrated in Ridge and Valley and Highland Rim Provinces

Attractive flowers.  Easiest way to propagate is to bend the flexible stems to the ground and cover the nodes with a bit of soil; rooting will occur rapidly.  Attracts bees, hummingbirds, and other birds.

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