OENOTHERA biennis (Evening Primrose)
Lemon-scented, massive yellow flowers bloom at the top of a leafy stem. Hairy stems with a purple tint. These fragrant flowers bloom in a terminal spike with several flowers. This night-blooming biennial's flowers open in the evening and close by noon. The seeds are essential as bird food, and the roots are edible. Evening primroses have yellow flowers for the most part.
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Scientific Name: Oenothera Biennis
Common Name: Evening Primrose
Plant Type: Biennial
Native Range: Eastern North America
Height: 36-60 "
Spread: 24-36 "
Zone: 4 to 9
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Blooming Season: June to September
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Flower Color: Yellow
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Well-drained
Uses: Beds and Borders, Wildflower Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Herb Gardens