Tufted Evening Primrose

Tufted evening primrose (Oenothera caespitosa) is a night bloomer, producing large white flowers that start to open in late afternoon and on into the night. The fragrant blossoms appear to glow in the dark while attracting nighttime pollinators. Once the sun begins to rise, the white blooms fade to a lovely shade of pink that decorates the garden throughout the day.

Huge and numerous, deliciously citrus-scented clear white blooms to 4” across grace our gardens from July to Sept. here in coastal California. COLD, HEAT, DROUGHT and DEER RESISTANT, fast-growing “Tufted Evening Primrose” is native to high deserts of California and the western U.S., forming an attractive, low, tidy 18” wide rosette of blue-green lance-shaped leaves. A rewarding native perennial for infertile, well-drained native gardens, rock gardens or containers. Attracts Hawk Moths!

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