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Oenothera acaulis

 
Oenothera acaulis
evening primrose

Synonym(s) Oenothera taraxacifolia
Common name evening primrose
Family onagraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers white (summer)
Size 6" tall x 8" wide
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil, not too dry
From seed germinates at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Dandelion-like foliage sprays out in a basal rosette; the flowers open in the morning, and fade to pink by the evening. Blooms abundantly in its first year.

Oenothera acaulis
The flowers grow on long stalks, and fall off when spent. Way back at the base of the stalk, the seed pods grow with a rosy glow.
evening primrose
Yellow flowers on variety 'Aurea'

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy, 70F (80%G, 8-10d)


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