Because of blooming all night and closes with the morning light, this desert native is also known as Evening Star. This annual plant has shimmering petals and looks great in mass plantings, rock gardens, and on dry, gravelly slopes. Cut flowers don't do well with these blossoms, so they're better enjoyed outside.
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Scientific Name: Mentzelia Lindleyi
Common Name: Blazing Star, Evening Star
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: California
Height: 12-48 "
Spread: 12 "
Exposure: Full Sun or Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Early Summer to Late Summer
Flower: Cut Flower, Fragrant
Flower Color: Bright Yellow
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Rock, Sand, Loam
Soil pH: 7.0 to 8.0
Tolerate: Heat, Wind, Poor Soils
Uses: Slopes or flats, Woodlands, Bee Gardens