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Oenothera caespitosa (White Evening Primrose)

Oenothera caespitosa
Tufted Evening Primrose, Gumbo Evening Primrose, Gumbo Lily, Fragrant Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose

Tufted evening primrose is perfect for moonlit gardens. From spring through late summer it produces masses of huge white flowers that open in the late afternoon. They close in the morning as temperatures heat up, fading to pink. The fragrant flowers are at least 4 inches in diameter, and stand out against the large dark green leaves. Tufted evening primrose occurs across the western United States. It also handles summers in the low deserts, but needs excellent drainage.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 8" - 12" (in)
Spread 12" - 24" (in)
Spacing 24" (in)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Birds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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