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Meadow sundrops, Oenothera pilosella

Meadow Sundrops

  • This evening primrose grows to heights of only 30 cm to 50cm. The large cheery, yellow flowers bloom from June to August.
    It is a very easy to grow biennial that self seeds and fills in empry spaces. The flowers open in the evening and close by noon which gave it its name.

    It supports the evening primrose pollen specialist bee and is larval host plant for 19 different species of moth including the beautiful rose coloured primrose flower moth. Birds like dark-eyed juncos love the seeds.

    Growing conditions:

    Prefers moist to medium soil with full sun, but can grow in partial sun.

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