OENOTHERA pallida (Pale Evening Primrose) is a perennial flowering plant native to North America. Pale Evening Primrose is a herbaceous perennial plant, meaning it lives for multiple years. It belongs to the Onagraceae family.
Pale Evening Primrose forms a low-growing rosette of lance-shaped leaves that are gray-green in color. The flowers are the main attraction, featuring large, pale yellow to cream-colored blooms with four petals. The flowers open in the evening and have a pleasant fragrance. The blooms are short-lived, typically lasting only a day.
Pale Evening Primrose typically blooms in late spring to summer, generally from May to July. The blooming period may vary depending on the local climate and growing conditions. It is often used in wildflower gardens, rock gardens, and native plant landscapes. The flowers also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Pale Evening Primrose thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types, including sandy or rocky soils. It is relatively adaptable and can grow in both cool and warm regions. Pale Evening Primrose is known for its ability to tolerate drought conditions.
Pale Evening Primrose is highly valued for its attractive flowers and fragrance, with its delicate pale yellow flowers that open in the evening, adds beauty and fragrance to garden landscapes. Its adaptability to various growing conditions, low-maintenance nature, and ability to attract pollinators make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to incorporate native plants and create a natural and inviting garden space.
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Scientific Name: Oenothera Pallida
Common Name: Pale Evening Primrose
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Washington, Idaho and Montana, Southeast to Texas
Height: 8-20 "
Spread: 10-12 "
Habitat: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas
Zone: 3 to 9
Exposure: Full sun
Blooming Season: Spring (Mid, Late)
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy
Flower Shape: Cup Shaped
Flower Color: White
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Loam, Sandy and well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Easy to grow
Uses: Patio and Borders, Edging, Beds and Borders, Gravel and Rock garden